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Victorian Heraldic Essex Crystal Pendant


Essex crystal aka reverse carved crystal is made by carving images into the base of rock crystal cabochons and then (carefully) hand painting them. The subtle distortion created by the crystal makes the images beneath appear three dimensional. This unusual, custom-made Essex crystal pendant features a crest on one side and the initials "HP" on the other. The crest (possibly belonging to either the Hume or Huxley families) is a ducal coronet with a demi-lion rampant holding a crosslet. 


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), Essex crystal, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Good - paint is heavily worn away on the crest and "P"

  • Size

    1 1/4" length including the bale, 5/8" width, 18" chain





please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.