An Edwardian 14K yellow and rose gold bracelet featuring three Essex crystals of flying ducks set between depicting cattails. The cattail leaves are worked in gold that is very slightly tinted green, and the brown part of the cattail is rose gold. Reverse-carved intaglios became popular in the Victorian era, especially to depict sporting and hunting themes. They remained popular through the early part of the 20th century. The crystal depict three different species, including a mallard. Each duck is shown flying over water. The carving and painting are nicely done. The back is marked “14K”.
- ORIGIN America, ca. 1920
- CONDITION very good, all original, the crystals have faint moisture marks around the edges (much less visible than in the photos)
- DIMENSIONS 7-5/8” long; 9/16” wide
- WEIGHT 20.5 grams