Victorian Dog Reverse Painted Pendant Necklace, Antique Sterling Essex Glass Crystal Newfoundland Landseer Miniature Portrait, Dog Jewelry
Victorian Dog Reverse Painted Pendant Necklace, Antique Sterling Essex Glass Crystal Newfoundland Landseer Miniature Portrait, Dog Jewelry
Victorian Dog Reverse Painted Pendant Necklace, Antique Sterling Essex Glass Crystal Newfoundland Landseer Miniature Portrait, Dog Jewelry

Victorian Dog Reverse Painted Pendant Necklace, Antique Sterling Essex Glass Crystal Newfoundland Landseer Miniature Portrait, Dog Jewelry

Regular price
$80.00
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$80.00

Originally an antique Victorian Collar button circa 1875 repurposed in a sterling bezel as a pendant for the modern dog lover. The form mimics a true essex crystal, which is a reverse painting on a carved rock crystal dome usually mounted on mother of pearl. This particular piece is reverse painted glass, meant for the 19th century working class market as a lower cost alternative to the pricier rock crystal work. Newfoundlands were extremely popular in the 19th century, lauded as noble animals devoted to mankind and celebrated in story, song, and art; most notably by Sir Edwin Landseer whose paintings of these dogs in various acts of valor were so favored the black and white variety of Newfoundland officially came to be called "Landseers". It's a charming momento for both the person who loves the breed and the general fan of our canine best friends. Measuring approximately 7/8" in diameter not including the bail. Strung on a 21" sterling silver curb chain. There's some crazing to the paint and a few lines in the glass from the mold, but these are not cracks and do not affect the stability of the piece. Sterling silver bezel with a brass backing showing a small mark where the button finding was removed. This is not visible when worn. ❃ More Necklaces and Pendants: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective?section_id=13939717&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3 ❃ We are happy to offer layaway. For details and other policies please read my terms and conditions before purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective/policy USA - USPS First Class with tracking and insurance 3-5 business days Canada - USPS First Class with tracking and insurance 6-10 business days International - USPS First Class with tracking and insurance 5-10 business days Please convo me for rates and availability of shipping to your location