Antique Victorian Essex Crystal Stag Stick Pin in 18k Gold

I’m always ravenous for pieces of art that can be worn and shown off. And pieces like these, with endless charm and flattery, are by far my favorite. There’s a sweetness with this piece that stems from the jeweler’s love for his craft. There’s tradition with this piece, illuminated from the idea of nature and hunting it. There’s a fashion with this piece, found in the ratios of gold, crystal, and paint, which give a sense of perfect artistic balance. 

This beautiful round pin was handcrafted in France around 1870. A proud and sturdy 12-point stag head has been hand painted on this hard-to-find stick pin. The pin measures 81 x 20.8 x 13.3 mm. The Maker’s Mark reads, ‘A&C’ and is French in style. It has been professionally acid tested to verify it’s 18 karat gold content. The box, which the pin comes in, weighs 48.6 grams. The stick pin weighs in at 8 grams. Together, this collection weighs 56.6 grams. The box is a long octagonal shape, with a tortoise shell coloring in shades of brown and rust. 

This type of reverse cut and painted rock crystal is commonly called an Essex Crystal. It is a smooth round of rock crystal which has been cabochon cut and then deeply reverse-carved. It is then hand-painted from the back. It’s a tedious process that takes many man hours. And of course, every minute of work on this piece is worth it! The crystal is bezel set into a beautiful custom made 18 karat gold setting, with a twisted wire work frame. 

Note: While this crystal clearly was made as a stick pin, we’d be happy to discuss a re-make if you’d prefer to have this piece to wear as a pendant or even a ring. 

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Item ID:PN0215006

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