Victorian, 14ct, 14k, 585 Gold, Reverse Intaglio Essex Crystal horse Stick, tie, cravat, lapel pin
This fine Victorian equestrian themed stickpin is beautifully made in 14 carat yellow gold and features a horse head painted on crystal (see below for detailed information on Essex Crystal).
Very clear, crisp image of a chestnut horse with fine facial details. The rock crystal is backed with a piece of mother of pearl and mounted in a 14 carat gold setting.
Hallmarked 14k verso
This highly collectable tiepin is presented in its original tooled leather domed box with green velvet and silk interior
MEASUREMENTS: 14.9 x 67.5mm
WEIGHT: 3.4 grams
HALLMARKS: 14k (denotes 14carat gold)
CONDITION: Very Good
DATE: Victorian (1901 to 1910)
PRODUCT CODE: ST108
ABOUT ESSEX CRYSTAL
All Essex crystal jewellery is skillfully made using a piece of clear rock crystal. The crystal is cut into a cabochon (flat back & rounded dome shaped top), and then working from the flat back the artisan carefully carves a detailed design into it. Then the carved-out design is painted so that it appears to float, in three dimensions inside the crystal, when viewed from the front and sides. This technique is called “reverse carving.”
Reputedly this art form began in Europe and the process was introduced to England during the 1860’s, the finished crystals were initially sold by Hancock’s in London.
This technique was named Essex crystal after a very popular artist named William Essex, who specialized in enamel miniatures, he was assumed to have produced them because of the fineness of the workmanship.
Essex was one of Queen Victoria’s favourite portrait artists and so it assumed that such quality of work must be his!
Highly collectable, these pieces are minature works of art!
Please note that images have been enlarged to show detail. All measurements are listed in the description. All items are Antique, Vintage and/or Pre-owned and will naturally have signs of wear & tear commensurate with age.
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