Spectacular example of Egyptian Revival jewelry coming out of the 1920's at the time when King Tut's Tomb was discovered. The brooch and earrings are a matched set featuring Czechoslovakian art glass figural elements with the head of a sphynx set on a sundial motif. Striking and desirable red color is fabulous against the antiqued silver. The pendant style earrings feature the same sphynx set in a open scrollwork design resembling wrought ironwork reminiscent of Edgar Brandt.. very high style Art Deco. There are bezel set coral and turquoise colored stones within the design. The top features a decorative button that has enamel painted details. The earrings measure 2 3/8" long and 3/4" wide.
The brooch has a "C" catch on the reverse and measures 2 5/8" long . The set is all original and is in excellent condition. Amazing and gorgeous set circa 1925. Though unmarked the silver looks to be 800 silver which indicates European manufacture, potentially French, German or Czech. Many different designers like Max and Norbert Neiger utilized Czech glass in their designs .
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