Vintage Reverse carved Intaglio glass Jewel circa 1940's (No Hole) 23mm in a Pack of 2 Intaglios of the same design
These Vintage Intaglios were manufactured in Western Germany in the 1940's and 50's.
They are glass cabochons containing intaglio or reverse carved scenes.
Because they are so intricate and tiny it would be difficult to manufacture them today as current manufacturing costs would be prohibitive.
As a result these are quite rare and very sought after. I currently have 2 designs. The first is the Egyptian Spotted Lion in Navy Blue. It is squared with bevelled edges and the border is the same colour. They measure 23m and are approx 4mm thick.
The second is the Egyptian Spotted Dog in Black and red. This one does not have a border. They also measure 23mm x23mm.
These do not have a hole drilled in them.
They have unlimited applications in craft and design. These were part of a collection that I was lucky enough to purchase from a retired craftsman who worked in around London in the 60's and 70's.