C.1880-1890. An adorable Victorian Essex crystal reverse intaglio locket. This 18k gold locket features a Norwich terrier surrounded by a row of rose cut diamonds and extra pearls at four additional points. The technique of reverse intaglio crystal carving required special mastery. It first had to be carved from the back of a rock crystal cabochon in intaglio to reverse and then painted the carving with details. This technique brings a realistic and vivid quality to the image. The Norfolk/Norwich terriers are known for their 'alert, fearless and loveable' character. The locket has a photo compartment with a glass cover. Overall in very good condition.
Total Drop (without the bale): Approximately 1.25"
Width: Approximately 1 1/8"