1920s Egyptian Revival Silver, Enamel and Turquoise Glass Vintage Ibis Brooch

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

Condition Report:

Very Good - A little rubbing to the silver setting of the turquoise cabochon. This is only visible upon close inspection and does not detract from the appeal of the piece. 

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The Details...

This brooch is constructed from silver - it is stamped '800'. It features an Ibis clasping two Papyrus branches. The Ibis is detailed with enamel and is set with a turquoise, oval shaped glass cabochon. The brooch fastens using a 'C' catch and the pin is fitted to the brooch with a tube hinge. The brooch measures 5cm x 2cm. 

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 White, Turquoise, Silver, Red, Blue
  • Era 1920s
  • Occasion Work, Smart Casual, Everyday
  • Trend World Voyage, Gatsby Glamour