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Pair of game cufflinks
  

Pair of game cufflinks

Year: 70' ies

Description: Very rare and unusual reverse rock crystal intaglio 18 ct. gold cufflinks picting game birds, a wild duck and a pheasant. The reverse crystal intaglio started as a fashion in 1862 when the first example was shown at the international Exhibition in London. The underside of a smooth, domed piece of rock crystal was deeply carved and then painted in minute detail and backed with a slice of mother-of-pearl so that the subject slightly magnified by the dome of crystal, looked as if it was curiously suspended in its glassy cocoon.

 

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