Offered by: Macklowe Gallery, Ltd
445 Park Avenue New York City, NY 10022 , United States Call Seller 212.644.6400

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Victorian English Gold and Reverse Crystal Hunting Brooch

$ 5,500
  • Description
    An English Victorian 18 karat gold reverse crystal brooch. The finely painted crystal brooch represents ducks in lift-off. The yellow and red gold frame is decorated with dimensional pussy willows intertwined with ribbon.

    Reverse crystal intaglios are a rock crystal cabochon with an intaglio carved into the flat back and then painted realistically with oils, so that when, viewed from the top, the image has a three-dimensional effect. Finally, the back was sealed with mother-of-pearl, which preserved the painted areas. The motifs most commonly found were sporting themes -- horses, dogs, foxes and birds.

    The technique originated in Belgium c. 1860 and was popularized in England c. 1860's by Thomas Cook.
  • More Information
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Yellow & Red Gold, Intaglio Carved & Reverse Painted Crystal, Mother-of-Pearl.
    Condition: Excellent.
    Creation Date: 1880s
    Gemstones: Rock Crystal
    Metals: Gold
    Gender: Ladies'
    Styles / Movements: Victorian
    Dealer Reference #: BO-16621
    Incollect Reference #: 141109
  • Dimensions
    W. 1.5 in; H. 2 in;
    W. 3.81 cm; H. 5.08 cm;
Shipping Information:

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Macklowe Gallery is the world's premier dealer of museum-quality 20th century decorative arts, and the largest global home of authenticated Tiffany Lamps.

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