B-0601 Reverse intaglio crystal Sailing boat brooch
A reverse intaglio crystal brooch, the domed crystal painted to depict a sailing boat, set within a border of a 14 ct yellow gold steering wheel. Period 1920's.
Reverse Intaglio is a crystal cut in the form of a cabochon that is carved in 'intaglio' on its flat back with a motif that is realistically painted in minute detail and is surrounded by a transparent ground. The deeper the carving, the more pronounced three-dimensional (trompe l'oeil effect.