An Antique Egyptian Revival Scarab Brooch
An antique Egyptian revival scarab brooch, the cabochon-cut sapphire in a rub-over setting with rose cut diamond details, the outstretched curved wings with green and white enamel work and rubies, all in 14ct yellow gold, bearing the hallmarks for Austro-Hungarian 1872-1922, with Vienna assay and maker’s mark, circa 1880, measuring approximately 2.9×1.8 cm, gross weight 4.7 grams.
A striking antique Egyptian revival scarab brooch. After Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign in 1798, Egyptian symbolism and styles became very popular in the nineteenth century. This brooch follows in that tradition, and features a stunning cabochon-cut sapphire that makes up the body of the Scarab, studded with diamonds and flanked by wings of enamel and ruby. This brooch would be exquisite on a scarf or lapel and would add drama to any outfit.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.