Kensington House Antiques and Sterling Silver Kensington House

Victorian 14K Gold Essex Crystal Chihuahua Stick Pin

Victorian 14K Gold Essex Crystal Chihuahua Stick Pin

browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Victorian: Pre 1900: Item # 524792
Kensington House Antiques
View Seller Profile

Guest Book

A rare Victorian 14K yellow gold stick pin featuring a reverse-carved Essex crystal depicting a Chihuahua. Various dog breeds were depicted in Essex crystals, but this is the only piece we’ve seen with a dog that looks like a Chihuahua. The round setting, with its simple but finely crafted rope-twist border highlights the carved crystal. The colors are strong. The background appears to be silvered instead of the more usual mother-of-pearl. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold.

Origin: America, ca. 1885. Condition: some oxidation to painted details. Size: head, 13/16” diameter; overall length, 2-3/4”. Weight: 6.75 grams.