18 ct. pink gold with rock crystal
Year: 20' ies
Description: Very rare and unusual reverse rock crystal intaglio 18 ct. pink gold cufflinks picting four different heads of horses. 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 so that the subject slightly magnified by the dome of crystal, looked as if it was curiously suspended in its glassy cocoon.