1920s Egyptian Revival Brass and Orange Glass Cabochon Papyrus Design Brooch

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

Condition Report:

Very Good - Some darkening to the metal of the brooch in small areas. This is only visible upon very close inspection and does not detract from the overall appeal of the piece.   

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The Details...

This brass brooch features an Ancient Egyptian papyrus inspired design. It is detailed with three claw set, orange glass cabochons. The brooch fastens using a 'C' catch and the pin is fitted to the brooch with a tube hinge. The brooch measures 4cm 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 printed midi dress and denim jacket.  

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