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A late 19th century pearl and reverse crystal painted intaglio collie dog brooch
A late 19th century pearl and reverse crystal painted intaglio collie dog brooch
A late 19th century pearl and reverse crystal painted intaglio collie dog brooch
A late 19th century pearl and reverse crystal painted intaglio collie dog brooch

A late 19th century pearl and reverse crystal painted intaglio collie dog brooch

essex crystal brooch

£1,600

Item description

This charming brooch features a reverse crystal painted intaglio of a collie dog. Rendered with great skill, the three dimensional quality of this brooch is hard to capture in a photograph. 

Surrounded by seed pearls, the whole measures 26mm in diameter.

The C-scroll catch bears Austrian (Vienna) import marks for gold.

Sometimes called 'Essex Crystals' these reverse intaglios do vary in quality, with this one being a lovely example in good condition showing typical wear for age.