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Blue Glass Intaglio Cuff Links

$1,750

These unusual gold cuff links are bezel-set with late Georgian blue “paste”—or glass—intaglios, and joined to plain gold oval disks. The intaglios artfully depict the profile of a bearded classical era emperor or sage with his head inclined slightly downward in a pensive manner, his shoulders draped with garments in the antique style. Brilliantly blue against their gold backings, these classically-inspired Georgian links make an unusual and refined statement for the cuff.

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Item #: CS-19802
Circa: 1830s
Size: 0.625" length, 0.50" width
Materials: Glass intaglios; 14K Gold with later added mountings

Glass intaglios of classical subjects were beloved in the Georgian era, and created their own collecting mania. They later became known generally as “Tassies," nicknamed after their inventor, James Tassie, who had received commissions from many of the crowned heads of Europe to study and reproduce their treasuries’ gem intaglios.
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