When King Tut's tomb was discovered in 1922, the western world went mad for all things Egyptian! A profusion of jewelry inspired by the ancient pharaohs followed.
This 1920's Art Deco Egyptian revival piece was originally a retractible pencil worn as a pendant or perhaps a watch fob. It is 1 1/4" long, not including the upper ring and finely enameled on four sides with designs and hieroglyphics. The enamel is in excellent condition. There is a small hole at the bottom where the pencil lead (now missing) was inserted.
The 22" chain has long links with a deco design, and is marked J. C. Co Sterling. The mummy case is not marked (most were not), but tests as sterling.