Victorian Presidents Lincoln & Washington Reverse Carved Crystal Charm in 14k Gold

$ 5,200.00 

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Victorian Presidents Lincoln & Washington Reverse Carved Crystal Charm in 14k Gold
Victorian Presidents Lincoln & Washington Reverse Carved Crystal Charm in 14k Gold
Victorian Presidents Lincoln & Washington Reverse Carved Crystal Charm in 14k Gold
Victorian Presidents Lincoln & Washington Reverse Carved Crystal Charm in 14k Gold
Victorian Presidents Lincoln & Washington Reverse Carved Crystal Charm in 14k Gold

A singular, Victorian-era, two-sided reverse carved crystal fob, carved with the likenesses of two important American presidents: Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. The carving is exceptional, with fine details in the hair and faces of the men it depicts. Instead of colored paints, the artist washed the carvings with a heavy layer of gold gilt to elegant, dramatic effect. This reverse carved crystal is set in a belt-like bezel that encircles the center of the round fob and divides the portraits. This is a rare object. It would wear well as a charm, or as a pendant, on a long chain. 

Materials

14k yellow gold
Crystal
Gilt paint

Age

c. 1880

Condition 

Excellent

Size

Fob measures 20 mm. Round vest clip measures 20 mm. Chain links are each 6.2 mm long. Total length is approx 12.5". Weight is 33.9 grams.

Notes

These miniature portraits are remarkable in hand; photos really cannot do them justice. Pictured here with an antique watch chain. This listing is for the reverse carved fob only.

Victorian Presidents Lincoln & Washington Reverse Carved Crystal Charm in 14k Gold
Victorian Presidents Lincoln & Washington Reverse Carved Crystal Charm in 14k Gold
Victorian Presidents Lincoln & Washington Reverse Carved Crystal Charm in 14k Gold
Victorian Presidents Lincoln & Washington Reverse Carved Crystal Charm in 14k Gold
Victorian Presidents Lincoln & Washington Reverse Carved Crystal Charm in 14k Gold