F. Walter Lawrence & Gustav Manz Phoenician Glass 14 Karat Gold Egyptian Revival Desert Brooch Circa 1901F. Walter Lawrence & Gustav Manz Phoenician Glass 14 Karat Gold Egyptian Revival Desert Brooch Circa 1901F. Walter Lawrence & Gustav Manz Phoenician Glass 14 Karat Gold Egyptian Revival Desert Brooch Circa 1901F. Walter Lawrence & Gustav Manz Phoenician Glass 14 Karat Gold Egyptian Revival Desert Brooch Circa 1901F. Walter Lawrence & Gustav Manz Phoenician Glass 14 Karat Gold Egyptian Revival Desert Brooch Circa 1901F. Walter Lawrence & Gustav Manz Phoenician Glass 14 Karat Gold Egyptian Revival Desert Brooch Circa 1901F. Walter Lawrence & Gustav Manz Phoenician Glass 14 Karat Gold Egyptian Revival Desert Brooch Circa 1901F. Walter Lawrence & Gustav Manz Phoenician Glass 14 Karat Gold Egyptian Revival Desert Brooch Circa 1901F. Walter Lawrence & Gustav Manz Phoenician Glass 14 Karat Gold Egyptian Revival Desert Brooch Circa 1901

Substantial brooch centering a concave piece of Phoenician glass exhumed from the Old City of Jerusalem, glass is translucent and smoked burgundy in color with a very textured finish

Bezel set in an ornate matte gold frame comprised of highly rendered palm trees and stylized Egyptian Revival lotus whiplash

Depicts a scene of two imposing gold, brick textured, Egyptian pyramids, and a line of four highly rendered camels following a lone rider wandering over a stippled gold desert

Completed by a very substantial pin stem and closure

Tested as 14 karat gold

Handmade by Gustav Manz as a commission by F. Walter Lawrence circa 1901

Acclaimed "Desert Brooch" displayed at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition circa 1904

Featured in Town & Country circa 1904 regarding the Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Measures: 3 x 2 1/2 inches

Total weight: 62.2 grams

Incredible. Historic. Masterpiece.


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ITEM ID
We-4202
ITEM TYPE
Antique
COLOR
Brown, Gold
STYLE
Egyptian Revival
MATERIAL
14K Gold, Yellow Gold, Glass
TYPE
Fine, Signed

F. Walter Lawrence & Gustav Manz Phoenician Glass 14 Karat Gold Egyptian Revival Desert Brooch Circa 1901

$36,000

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