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14K Gold Reverse Painted Essex Crystal of Sand Piper Pin


This pin of a Sand Piper is an ornithologist's delight. A sand piper is reverse painted on an Essex crystal and mounted on a 14 karat yellow gold safety pin like brooch. The pin measures a total of 2 inches and the crystal cabochon that features the bird is 12mm x 16mm and bezel set in 14 karat gold. The small bird has been carved and hand painted reversely into the crystal, backed by mother of pearl giving the piece a luminous glow.

This piece dates to the Edwardian era and is marked 14K and PatApldFor it weighs 5.2 grams. Essex Crystals offer a world onto themselves and this is no exception.  In excellent condition let the bird grace your jacket or blazer.

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