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Fish and Lure Cufflinks

Sloan anglers cufflinks. (J9513)

Angler's Delight



Fish energetically fighting the line and finely detailed fishing lures inhabit reverse intaglios set atop these aquatic cufflinks.  Created by Sloan & Company in 14kt gold circa 1950.

Reverse intaglios are a variety of gem carving first made popular during the Victorian era.  These miniature masterpieces were created by a gem carver meticulously carving a scene (fish and lures in this case) into the base of polished dome of rock crystal.  Then using small brushes, sometimes as fine as a single horse hair, the artist carefully painted in the fine details and added the color.


Sloan anglers cufflinks. (J9513)

In a final step, the rock crystal dome was backed with mother of pearl to throw the detailed image into high relief and give the scene a luminous, back lit quality.  The result of these exacting labors were lifelike portraits of fishes and lures magnified by domed tops of the rock crystals.

Sloan anglers cufflinks. (J9513)

The closed solid backs of the cufflinks secure and protect the reverse intaglios.  On the cuff the cufflinks are secured with sturdy cross bars and elongated brackets.  The tops of the cross bars are stamped "14K" for the purity of the gold followed by the maker's mark of Sloan & Co., a maker of fine cufflinks and other jewels from the late 1800s to the mid 20th century.

Name: Angler's Delight

Cost: $865

Measurements:  These 14kt gold cufflinks weigh a total of  9.6 grams and measure 9/16" in diameter.

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