Make an offer on this fabulous, stunning Egyptian scarab pendant was made by Thomas Fattorini, Ltd. According to his website, these Egyptian Revival items were commissioned by the London Times newspaper, originally for sale at the British Museum, London, during the Tutankhamun Exhibition in 1972. The set they commissioned included this pectoral scarab necklace as well as a matching cuff bracelet (not included). They were are designed with gilt metal and blue, green and maroon cold enamel, which highlight the faux lapis lazuli scarab centerpiece. This is quite the statement piece and an heirloom collectible!
This book piece is featured in the book "Classic American Costume Jewellery volume 2" by Jacqueline Rehmann.
Measurements: The chain extends up 9 inches from each side of the pendant. The scarab is 4.25 inches tall by 4.5 inches (10.8 X 11.4 cm) wide. It is a substantial 5.4 ounces.
Condition: The pendant is in very good vintage condition with light scuffing to the gold plated areas. All enameling is intact, with minor scratches. Please use the zoom feature to review all photographs carefully, as they are an important part of the description.
Marked: The back is stamped "Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Regent Street, Birmingham I."
Company History: Reference: The company was founded in 1827 by Antonio Fattorini, an Italian speaking immigrant, in Yorkshire England. The Regent Street factory in Birmingham began operating in 1927; it supplies campaign medals and badges of honour (such as knighthoods and OBEs) to the British government. The company is still run by the Fattorini family. Visit the Fattorini website for further information.