Essex Crystal hunting cufflinks with dog & duck, circa 1960
Hunting-themed jewellery was a big fashion in early 20th-century Britain, and it had a resurgence in the post-war period. Foxes, ducks and deer were worn with preference on the lapel or on the shirt. Here it is the duck hunt with a dog scaring up the animal, which is shown divided between two cufflinks. The depictions are executed in an elaborate handicraft technique, the so-called Essex Crystal. The motif is engraved into the back of a rock crystal and then painted from behind, giving it an almost three-dimensional appearance. A background of mother-of-pearl allows the background to shine out of itself, depending on the incidence of light. The settings of the beautifully preserved works are elegantly restrained. They hold the crystals in simple, precisely crafted frames of gold, each of which is connected to a solid chain and a toggle. The cufflinks are in very good condition.
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