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Reserved for M. Victorian 18K Gold Reverse Carved Essex Crystal Dog Pendant Intaglio Portrait Miniature C.1870

Reserved for M. Victorian 18K Gold Reverse Carved Essex Crystal Dog Pendant Intaglio Portrait Miniature C.1870

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This pendant is a rare find.

Carefully crafted Victorian 18K gold reverse carved intaglio
Essex crystal dog portrait miniature C.1870.

The miniature portrait is meticulously carved on the reverse of the
rock crystal high dome, and then painted with great details.
It is a portrait of a real pet dog of a person living approximately in last third of 19th century.
Such portraits were very popular in Great Britain
the whole 19th century, before it and after,
covering Georgian and Victorian periods.

The dome is set into 18K filigree close back bezel, 20 mm diameter.
Originally it was a stick pin which was carefully converted
to a pendant by adding 14K gold bail.
The whole length of the pendant is 25 mm.

There are no hallmarks, gold purity was acid tested.

Very good antique condition commensurate with age.

Antique jewelry box and chain are for display only.

Materials

18K gold

Essex crystal

Dimensions

The pendant is 25 mm long

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