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Love is a Pug Reverse Crystal Victorian Intaglio Ring c. 1870

$4,100Asking Price

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A self composed proud pug carved and painted on the reverse of a rock crystal Victorian ring sports an antique dog collar with a suspended heart. The background glistens. The brown and black pup pops forward, his nose at the crystal, his loving eyes imploring. To accomplish this painting, the artist first carves the crystal from the back. He chisels all the detail into the portrait making it lifelike. Then, again from the reverse, the animal is painted. Quite a pursuit of excellence. Set in 9 kt gold, the shank is strong, bifurcated and decorated with raised swirls of engraving. The frame is a wonderful, simple portrait frame that allows the pug prominence. The condition is excellent. Currently size 7.5 with room for adjustment in either direction. The face of the ring measures a comfortable 7/8 of an inch high by 5/8 of an inch wide.

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