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Antique Scarab Brooch Brooch with Asp Snakes in 20K Gold Art Nouveau
A wonderful antique Brooch that is Nouveau but has a very Egyptian Revival feel.. This wonderful piece has a large blue carved Faience stone in the shape of a scarab. The winged creature has 2 Asp snakes, one on either side. The snakes, or asp, on each side of the scarab represent protection and rebirth in Egyptian symbolism. The wings are remarkably detailed. The pin is straight and the open C clasp is in perfect working order. Mostly these are found in sterling silver but this has been professionally tested for 20K yellow matte gold both with acid and electronically.
A retractable bail could easily be added to this piece and he can be a pendant and worn as a necklace. It is a Very impressive piece.. Faience is highly sought after and very valuable.. The dragon wings, scab and Asp snakes are just fantastic subject matter for this fine piece.
Please note: He has an open C clasp so this is in fact antique...
Likely Egyptian in Origin..
I purchased this in Boston from a very high end dealer. He had incredible items!
It is a nice size and measures 2 1/4" x 1".
The piece weighs 5.3 grams.
The piece is in Mint condition with no apologies to be made.
Questions are always welcome and encouraged
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Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Gold / Blue, Size: 2 1/4" x 1"
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Donna Rutherford, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
God Bless Our Troops near and Far. Please bring them home at Godspeed. From a Military Mom
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