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Daisy Exclusive

Essex Crystal Reverse Intaglio with Rare Horse & Rider design

$3,995.00

Daisy Exclusive

Essex Crystal Reverse Intaglio with Rare Horse & Rider design

$3,995.00

Made in France around the late 19th century.

Materials:  Rock Crystal Quartz, 18 karat gold, Mother Of Pearl

Weight:  12.8 grams

Diameter:  1-1/4″

Condition:  Excellent

Markings:  French

 

 

What is Essex or reverse crystal?

Mostly produced in the late 1800′s to early 1900′s.  This is a technique where colorless transparent rock crystal quartz crystals are cut so that they are round, like a dome on one side and flat on the other, forming a cabochon.  The flat side is carved or engraved and then hand painted with a thin layer of mother of pearl, giving the painted image a three-dimensional effect.  This process is similar to intaglio jewellery and the artwork or paintings can be quite detailed and are sometimes signed by the artist.

For more information about Essex Crystal follow the link below.

http://www.dpaglia.com/crystal3.htm