An enchanting antique Egyptian Revival stickpin pin from the Victorian period c1870-11890.
The scarab beetle was sacred to the ancient Egyptians, a symbol of resurrection and the afterlife. The great archeological discoveries of the century inspired an incredible revival of Egyptian designs in jewelry.
The stickpin has a genuine iridescent hard shell set in a four prong cup.
The beetle has a amazing natural iridescence that reflects beautiful blue and green on the textured black shell.
The pin measures 2.5" long, the beetle is 5/8" by 7/16".
Excellent condition, no damage or visible wear, the shell is clean and retains its amazing natural iridescent colors. White spots are reflection off the shell.
Unmarked, the gold tested 10k with acid, total weight is 2 grams.
A charming example of Egyptian Revival jewelry using a genuine natural beetle shell.
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