Antique Victorian Essex Crystal Reverse Intaglio Pug Dog Gold Stick Pin 14k rose gold (580/1000), rock crystal Length 7.8 cm (approx. 3”), diameter of head 1.4 cm (approx. 9/16”) Marks: Viennese assay marks for gold (fox head; ‘A’ in an octagon), illegible maker’s mark (‘FD’ ?) Austria, 1870s
A character head of a pug dog with big, intense dark eyes, precisely reverse-cut in a cabochon of clear rock crystal, subtly coloured, its majestic appeal underlined by the chain-of-office like dog collar.
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