Here's a very nice example of a pin which is vintage glass crystal with reverse painting. This pin is 1 1/2" across and 1" wide. The glass oval is curved and behind the glass is a hand painted beautiful basket of flowers flanked by a pair of garlands. The setting is brass - it could polish up if one preferred. It has a "c" clasp - always a good sign of age.
These glass reverse painted pieces are often lumped together with rock crystal ones, which are carved in the stone. The Essex crystals, for example, are hand carved in stone - both types are hand painted. The pin I'm showing is therefore costume - but a very nice brooch or pin nonetheless.
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