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Posted 3 years ago

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Displayed in a spelter whippet pyrogen (match holder and striker).

Animal theme, crystal ones are commonly called Essex crystals, but more accurate term is reverse painted crystal intaglios!

From Lang Antique, there:

"A reverse crystal intaglio is a rock crystal cabochon with an intaglio carved into the flat back. The intaglio is then painted realistically with oils so, that when viewed from the top, the image has a three-dimensional effect. Finally, the back was sealed with mother-of-pearl which preserved the painted areas. The technique originated in Belgium c. 1860 and was popularized in England c. 1860's by Thomas Cook. Reverse crystal intaglios were set as buttons and studs, mounted on tie pins, cuff links, lockets and charms. The motifs most commonly found for men were sporting themes - horses, dogs, foxes and birds and for women - monograms and flowers. They remained in fashion until poorly made glass and plastic imitations flooded the market c. 1920s."


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Just love those intaglios ... intagli !!!!!!
  2. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Hehe, right for Italian to correct me... Shame on me... I'm going to "faire pipo aux lavabi", lol.
  3. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 3 years ago
    Love your collection, but Love the way you grouped and diplayed them more! I have a collection of stick pins that I have diplayed in a flat glass specimen case, and now I see I am not doing them justice.
  4. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Rocker, thank you for your kind comment! I'm glad this gave you an idea for displaying yours :-)
    Please post them! We are having a gladiator fight with the glass enthousiasts ;-))
  5. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    These are fantastic Kyra! They are so unique and add a new dimension to hat pin collecting! Great Post!
  6. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thank you Trey, Mikelv and Rick for your loves!
    Special thank for you Rick for your special, warm comment :-))
  7. Bluboi Bluboi, 3 years ago
    My favorites! I have some cat intaglios, as well as dogs! Your multiple displays have been fabulous! thanks for sharing.
  8. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Ha, Bluboi, I was sure you loved Essex crystals and had some ;-)
    Now you made me "hungry", you will have to post them to make me happy :-P

    Thank you again!
  9. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    Glass in retreat!
    Just fantastic posts in every way.
  10. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Haha Racer! Just kidding about a glass/jewellery battle :-)
    Happily I don't collect glass, only admire glass lovers collections and beautiful pieces!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment :-))
  11. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    Love, love, love the way you displayed your pets! I love these - thanks for sharing them.
  12. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 3 years ago
    Love the reverse-painted ones...came real close to buying a few in the past. Love the whippet holder also...but I love dog anything!
  13. Moonhill Moonhill, 3 years ago
    Another nice collection.
  14. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Valentino, Vintagelamp, Moonhill, thank you all of you animal lovers :-)
  15. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thank you Aura, and VanityLove for your loves :-)
  16. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
    I love that display piece! I am proudly owned by a Whippet.....
  17. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Yes Bonnie! I remember your whippet, he owns the couch too ;-D
  18. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thank you Lisa, Ho2cultcha, Freiheit and Anna for loving the bunch :-D

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