A superb Art Deco bracelet featuring three Essex crystals of flying ducks set between tri-colored gold links depicting cattails. The cattail leaves are worked in gold that is very slightly tinted green, and the brown part of the cattail is rose gold. Reverse-carved intaglios became popular in the Victorian era, especially to depict sporting and hunting themes. They remained popular through the early part of the 20th century. The crystal depict three different species, including a mallard. Each duck is shown flying over water. The carving and painting are nicely done. The back is marked “14K”.
Origin: America, ca. 1930. Condition: very good, all original, the crystals have faint moisture marks around the edges. Size: 7-5/8” long; 9/16” wide. Weight: 20.5 grams.