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Essex Crystal Hunting Bracelet c1940

Essex Crystal Hunting Bracelet c1940

From intricately painted birds floating in crystal to carved gold rifle links, this c1940 bracelet is a rarity of fine details. Utilizing what is commonly known as essex crystal, or reverse crystal intaglio, an upland hunt theme is brought to life with dynamic portraits of gamefowl in natural landscapes. The process starts with a rock crystal (quartz), usually cut into a dime-sized cabochon, though this bracelet is uncommon for its square cuts. The crystal is then carved out from the back, painted with the finest brushes, and then backed with mother of pearl. This creates the illusion that the image is floating in the crystal, making it three dimensional. The mother of pearl adds to its whimsy, glowing as it catches the light behind the paintings. A 14k gold spyglass adorns either side of the four crystal panels, alongside crossed hunting rifles, all accentuating the theme and completing this rare beauty. The bracelet measures 5/8 inch wide and 7 inches long, fitting an average sized wrist.

Inventory# P05112

 


Regular price $1,250.00 USD Sale