1920s Egyptian Revival Silver Vintage Scarab and Ibis Brooch/Pendant

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

Condition Report:

Very Good - One of the silver balls around the outer edge of the brooch has been hollowed out a little. It isn't apparent why, but 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 silver brooch features a central Ancient Egyptian inspired design detailed with a scarab beetle, heiroglyphics, ibis and ankhs. This design is surrounded by leaf motifs and then, around the outer edge of the brooch, scrollwork and beading designs are featured. The brooch fastens using a trombone catch and the pin is fitted to the brooch with a round hinge. The brooch features a loop, so that it can be worn as a pendant. It's also detailed with two hallmarks, but these have been worn over time. The brooch measures 5cm x 4cm. 

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 Work, Wedding Guest, Smart Casual, Holiday and Globetrotting, Everyday, Cocktail and Evening
  • Trend World Voyage, Gatsby Glamour