1920s Egyptian Revival Silver Vintage Pharaoh Brooch

This beautiful brooch is emblematic of the evocative 1920s Egyptian Revival aesthetic. 

Condition Report:

Very Good - Slight rubbing to the pharaoh's headdress, nose and chest. This is consistent with age and use and only visible upon very close inspection.  

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£78.00

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The Details...

This silver brooch features the portrait of a pharaoh wearing a Cobra adorned headdress. The brooch fastens using a 'C' catch and the pin is fitted to the brooch with a tube hinge. The brooch is stamped 'SILVER' and measures 3.5cm x 3cm. 

A Short History...

In 1922, Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun and, thereby, ignited a Western fascination with Ancient Egypt which permeated the Arts. Jewellery designers created heavily stylised profiles of people and hieroglyphs taken from tomb walls, as can be seen in this brooch. Reviving Egyptian motifs was a real 1920s celebration of adventure and breaking down cultural barriers. 

Wear it With...

This brooch looks elegant paired with a black shirt, denim and black ankle boots. 

  • Colour Silver
  • Era 1920s
  • Occasion Cocktail and Evening, Everyday, Holiday and Globetrotting, Smart Casual, Wedding Guest, Work
  • Trend Gatsby Glamour, World Voyage