1930s Art Deco Paste Scarab Vintage Dress Clip

Featuring an evocative Egyptian Revival design, this dress clip dates from the 1930s and is unsigned.  

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The Details...

This silver tone dress clip features a scarab design detailed with small, round, clear and red paste stones. It measures 3.25cm 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 creatures and people asscociated with Egypt, as can be seen in this dress clip. Reviving Egyptian motifs was a real celebration of adventure and breaking down cultural barriers. 

Wear it With...

This dress clip is perfect for evening wear or a special occasion. It would look beautiful with a little black dress, but equally chic with a bridal gown. Alternatively, wear it in the day - pinned to the top of a buttoned up crisp white shirt. 

  • Colour Red, Diamante, Silver
  • Era 1930s
  • Occasion Wedding Guest, Cocktail and Evening, Smart Casual
  • Trend One with Nature, Gatsby Glamour