Egyptian Revival Scarab Necklace
The wave of Egyptomania that broke over Europe and America in the mid 1920s was, in part, responsible for elements borrowed from Ancient Egyptian design and architecture forming an integral part of the Art Deco movement.
The scarabs are made of "faience" with the most wonderful turquoise-blue glazed finish. It's a type of ceramic material, produced in Egypt for many thousands of years, and thought to hold magical properties of fertility, renewal, and rebirth. It's created from powdered quartz (silica, probably literally sand) mixed with various alkaline salts, small amounts of lime, and a metallic colourant (often sodium and calcium).
Era: Art Deco, 1932
Length: 16 inches
Scarabs: 16mm to 15mm in length
Marks: Egyptian silver marks from 1932/33
Condition: Great antique condition with superb patina. Some natural crazing/wear to the scarabs and minor enamel wear consistent with age.
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