Edwardian 14kt Reverse Carved Crystal Fox Ring
Reverse carved crystal was a technique created by cutting pieces of rock quartz crystal into a convex form and then polishing it into a cabochon shape. An image is carved into the flat side of the crystal and then hand painted. From the front, the picture appears to be almost three-dimensional. Many different images were used in reverse carved crystal jewelry and artwork but animals were some of the most commonly used.
A beautiful reverse carved crystal ring from the Edwardian (ca1910) era! Resting in the center of this 14kt yellow gold ring is a hand painted fox head, which has been reverse carved into a cabochon rock quartz crystal. The crystal is bezel set and has a mother of pearl background that shows through as the background behind the fox. Orange in color, the fox head is highly detailed with textured fur and an open mouth. The band of the ring appears to circle and wrap about itself and the underside of the band is stamped “14K” along with a maker’s mark, which depicts an arrow. This fabulous ring would make a beautiful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The rock quartz crystal has a diameter of slightly more than 1/4". The ring has a finger size 6.25 but could easily be resized.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold or to the crystal.