Egyptian Silver Nefertiti and Papyrus Design Vintage Drop Earrings

Featuring a beautiful Ancient Egyptian motifs, these vintage earrings are for pierced ears.  

Condition Report:

Excellent

 

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£85.00

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The Details...

These earrings are constructed from sterling silver and are for pierced ears. They are stamped on their hooks with Egyptian silver hallmarks. They feature a cartouche style design detailed with Papyrus and Nefertiti motifs. The earrings measure 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 and incorporated them into their work. Reviving Egyptian motifs was a real 1920s celebration of adventure and breaking down cultural barriers. It's likely that these earrings date from the 1920s. However, because the hallmark on them is indecipherable, due to size and wear, it is not possible to be certain. 

Wear it With...

These earrings are perfect for paring with linen suiting for Summer day chic. 

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