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Rock Crystal Reverse Intaglio of A Racehorse



For anyone in the racing world this stickpin is a good thing to wear! It is carved in reverse. Rock crystal is very difficult to engrave. It is much harder than most semi precious stones, so it took a particularly skilled craftsman to execute such pieces. The crystal could fracture then the job was lost. This crystal is mounted in 18ct gold and was made circa 1870.

Written by Olly Gerrish
Date & OriginVictorian (1839-1901), English

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