Brooch Vintage 14kt Gold Reverse Carved Crystal Fox Hunt Scene
From a New York collection, this magnificent reverse carved crystal of a fox hunting scene is impressive with detail that is phenomenal. The colors are vibrant, and the carving remarkable for a piece with this level of intricacy. The image is encased and framed in rope form of 14 kt yellow gold. It is in outstanding condition with a bit of superficial scratching on the reverse, the glass dome is in perfect condition as is the carving. The riders, under an iridescent sky are making their way across the field dressed in hunting pinques, with two couple of hounds in the foreground. The pin measures 1 1/2" across and 1 1/4" tall. Including the crystal and dome it weighs 19.1 grams, the closure and straight pin are tight. It is maker marked with an arrow through a horizontal heart. This brooch would be an heirloom gift for anyone, but especially the fox hunter.