In all our years of collecting and showing reverse crystals (known to many as "Essex" crystals) we have never seen this motif. The cross-country skier is in full stride. His "knicker" pants, red hat, the heavy white sweater and grey socks complete his outfit and date him as well. The costume indicates the 1920s in fashion as do the skis and the poles.
To complete the creativity, the crystal is mounted on a 14K ski and it has a maker's mark as well. Extensive research has not uncovered the manufacturer. A tiny identification number "1494" has been scratched on the back of the ski.
Additional information about the reverse crystal technique can be found in #6656 and #6657 on this site. This is the most creative of the crystals we are offering. The pin measures two and one eighth inches in length. The crystal is one-half inch in diameter.
It is a delightful addition to a collector of ski memorabilia or anyone who enjoys owning a unique piece of the jeweler's art.
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