1920s Celluloid and Wood Pharaoh Design Vintage Egyptian Revival Necklace

This beautiful necklace represents the elegance and functionality of 1920s Egyptian Revival design. 

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The Details...

This necklace features pale yellow/amber coloured oval, barrel and round celluloid beads. It's detailed with intricately carved wooden oval and rondelle beads and silver tone metal triangles detailed at their centre with a twisted rope-design. As a pendant, suspended from the necklace, is a dark green celluloid panel detailed with a gilt metal pharaoh motif. The necklace fastens with a bolt ring. The chain of the necklace is 60cm in length. The pendant measures 9cm x 3.5cm. 

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. Whilst this necklace looks to the past in its theme, its materials embrace the future. Much of this piece is made from plastic. 

Wear it With...

This necklace looks elegant paired with a vibrant silk blouse and denim. 

  • Colour Yellow, Green, Gold, Brown, Amber
  • Era 1920s
  • Occasion Smart Casual, Holiday and Globetrotting, Cocktail and Evening
  • Trend World Voyage, Gatsby Glamour