Victorian 14k Gold Reverse Intaglio Crystal English Bulldog Stick Pin
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A antique stickpin, set with a masterfully carved reverse intaglio crystal. The portrait is a highly-realistic rendition of an english bulldog— the work is exceptional in its detail and the animal's expression is soulful and thinking. This is one of the best reverse carved intaglios I've ever seen; it would be a gem in the most advanced collection. This was certainly a commissioned portrait of a beloved pet. The carved crystal is set atop a mother of pearl disc, and mounted in a heavy 14k gold bezel. Pin stem is long and weighty. Condition is outstanding.
Gem measures approx 18.5 x 18.5 x 8.2 mm. Pin stem measures is 70.5 mm. Weight is 5.3 grams.