Reverse-intaglio-Gentiana

Gentian 1900 €1100

Herbarium Nr. 156 Scientific Name GENTIANA Common Name Gentian Type Brooch Place Austria Date Inscription: 11. Juni 1918 Collected by Unknown Material  Reverse intaglio, enamel, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size  25,1 mm Total Weight 9,7 grams Condition Good. Price €1100     This brooch is made using a specific technique, a so-called ‘reverse intaglio’. A reverse crystal intaglio is a cabochon cut natural crystal with an intaglio carved into the flat underside. This image is painted and mounted on an opaque background (usually mother of pearl).  Finally, the back is sealed with gold, to preserve it. When viewed through the…