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antique essex crystal 18ct gold rose flower earrings


Antique Essex Crystal 18ct Gold Rose Flower Earrings


£1,500 | $2,090 USD | €1,748 EUR
Item Number: SA742211
Date of manufacture: Victorian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Corvidae Antique
This antique has been viewed 32 times in the past month with the most views from France.


The quality of these crystals is just breathtaking! They are amazing works of art in miniature. Reverse carved (intaglio) rock crystal cabochons are painted inside, backed with mother of pearl and mounted into 18-carat gold settings. The roses are very finely painted - some of these paintings are carried out with a brush using a single hair to achieve such fine detail and the arduous process of cutting and grinding the cabochon, then engraving and painting the inside of the crystal would take hundreds of tools and many days of concentrated work. Crystal carving and painting was traditionally a skill passed from generation to generation and very few artisans now have the knowledge or skill to produce this kind of work. Many items listed as "Essex crystal" are not actually genuine intaglio but these are the real deal!
The rose subject matter is unusual, it's very common to find dogs, foxes and horses but flowers are much rarer.
The earrings started out life as a cufflink which we had converted with sturdy wires made from 19th century 18-carat gold.
Each earring is marked 18C on the back.
Size: 2cm drop. The crystals measure 1.4cm diameter.
Weight: 4.2g.
*** We are taking our annual family holiday this week. We will do our best to reply to queries while we're away from the office but it may take a little longer than usual. You can shop as usual and any purchases will ship on Monday 19th April. Many thanks :)
UK DELIVERY: Free! All items to UK addresses are shipped via Royal Mail Special Delivery.
DELIVERY OUTSIDE THE UK: Free for purchases over 125. For purchases below 125, shipping to addresses outside the UK costs 10. All international deliveries are sent via Royal Mail's Tracked and Signed service, where available.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Victorian.

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Corvidae Antique
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