Antique Silver Brooch set with Terrier Intaglio
A beautiful Essex crystal dog brooch.
The wonderful silver setting contains a beautiful Essex crystal intaglio.
Estimated to be Victorian in age.
34mm in diameter.
The dog is believed to be a Welsh Terrier.
The brooch has ornate silver work surrounding the crystal.
Essex crystals are created by reverse carving an image into a crystal and then finely painting the crystal. The crystal is then backed to create a 3D effect.
Minor surface scratch on one side of the crystal (hard to capture in a photograph - but very minor). Painting is in nice condition - please see pictures. I believe the white on the dog is highlighting and not paint loss.
The pin at the back looks like a replacement and although it will hold secure - the pin has a very slight wobble in the hinge. Solder marks on the silver. Crystal is secure in mount but can be wobbled if pushed firmly from the top (does not rattle).
Free shipping internationally and will be sent gift wrapped :)