Vintage Art Deco Egyptian Revival Coral Faience Bib Necklace, Cuff Bracelet & Pierced Dangle Earrings.
This Magnificent set was made in the early 1920's and was part of an Egyptian revival largely inspired by the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922.
This 1920s Egyptian Revival Coral and Turquoise Faience Bib style necklace beautifully adorns the neckline and drapes elegantly across the collarbones. Two layer of fringe composed of interconnected brass rings and spacers that hold natural coral tube beads as well as turquoise cylindrical faience beads. The first layer consists of natural coral tube beads which dangle from brass rings and spacers. The second layer of beads are Egyptian faience turquoise in a bluish green color. At the end of each turquoise faience hangs a tiny metal bell bead. Decorative punched clover shaped medallions accent the brass spacers.
The clasp of the cuff is made from hand-wrought brass filigree and is closed with the traditional pin clasp. The dangle drop earrings are for pierced ears.
This is an antique set that shows normal signs of age and wear. The brass rings and spacers have age patina with some darkening and discoloration. There are some pits to the coral and faience beads. Two of the faience beads on the necklace have broken - please see photos. I don't believe this detracts from the necklace at all. I see no issues with the bracelet or earrings. Overall this is a fun and colorful Egyptian revival parure.
Bracelet: 8" x 1 5/8"
I chose not to clean this antique set. This decision will be left up to the new owner.
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