An 19th Century Egyptian Revival Pharaoh Brooch
An 19th century Egyptian revival Pharaoh brooch, the chalcedony realistically carved as the face of the Pharaoh in a millegraine setting, wearing an oval faceted ruby and rose-cut diamond-set band on his forehead surrounded by a white and red enamel nemes, the outstretched curved wings with green and red enamel work, all in 14ct yellow gold, marks for Vienna 1872-1922, circa 1880, measuring approximately 2.7 cm x 2.4cm, gross weight 6.25 grams. An 19th century Egyptian revival Pharaoh brooch is in excellent condition.
This is a wonderfully detailed and intricate brooch was created in around 1880. In the 1860s, there were widespread excavations of Egypt done by teams of European archaeologists. A large collection of Egyptian antiquities was displayed at the 1867 Exposition Universalle in Paris. From that point onwards, Ancient Egypt captured the imaginations of nineteenth-century Europeans. This brooch features a perfectly and exquisitely carved chalcedony in the shape of the head of a Pharaoh. This Pharaoh’s face is captured in wonderful and miniscule detail. Surrounding the face is the pattern of outstretched wings, which are decorated in enamel, filigree, and micro granulation. Filigree and micro granulation were techniques used by ancient civilizations. This is an enchanting and memorable piece.
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.