1920s Egyptian Revival Silver Gilt and Enamel Vintage Charms Necklace

This beautiful necklace is emblematic of the evocative 1920s Egyptian Revival aesthetic and was made in France. 

Condition Report:

Very Good - A slight kink in the chain and a tiny bend at the base of one of the charms. This is consistent with age and use and does not detract from the appeal of the piece. 

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The Details...

Although un-hallmarked, this necklace is most likely constructed from silver gilt. It features a delicate herringbone chain. Suspended from the chain is a selection of Egyptian inspired charms. There are Ankhs, Lotus flowers and Hamsa hand symbols. There are also three postage stamp charms detailed with skiff boats on the Nile and the goddess, Hathor. The necklace fastens with a bolt ring and measures 38cm in length. 

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 necklace. Reviving Egyptian motifs was a real 1920s celebration of adventure and breaking down cultural barriers. 

Wear it With...

This necklace looks elegant paired with denim.  

  • Colour White, Silver, Red, Green, Blue, Brown
  • Era 1920s
  • Occasion Work, Smart Casual, Everyday, Holiday and Globetrotting
  • Trend World Voyage, Gatsby Glamour