Antique Victorian Essex crystal carved and beautifully hand painted with a pair of turtle doves on a honeysuckle tree branch, signifying the Victorians' close association with true love. Set on a mother of pearl background in 18kt gold.
Essex crystal or reverse intaglio are made from a cabochon or domed crystal which has been carved from the back and then hand painted. The finished piece is then mounted with mother of pearl background into a gold fitting. This mini masterpiece is a very fine example of the highest quality of workmanship, both in the intricacy of the carving and the level of detail of the painting.
We also carry other antique Essex crystal jewellery and accessories.