Pair of 18 carat gold reverse intaglio Greyhound crystal cufflinks
A pair of 18 carat gold mother of pearl backed reverse intaglio Greyhound crystal cufflinks. Each cufflink carved with a different image of the Greyhound in coursing motion.
The idea clearly derived from Eadweard Muybridgeâ€™s study of the Greyhoundâ€™s gait, conducted as part of his very famous study of various animals in motion, ca. 1878â€“1879. Muybridgeâ€™s work changed how artists painted the likes of Greyhounds and horses in motion. Very unusual crystals, clearly commissioned by a very proud owner. Marked to the bar and ring â€œ18ctâ€, with further indecipherable poinÃ§on marks. Complete with original gilt tooled leather box.
French, circa 1885
This a SOLD item and has been left in the Public Domain for research purposes.
Images are available for research and public use with an acknowledgement to www.hamsheregallery.com