Remarkable Egyptian revival enamel stationary necklace C. 1880-1890.
The necklace features 9 Arts & Crafts enameled gilded brass links.
The central link brags elaborate openwork design with enameled green leaves
and bezel set ruby paste. Fiance scarab dangle suspended underneath.
The station measures approx. 2" tall including scarab, 1 5/16" wide.
2 open work square links on both sides of the center trimmed with enameled brass plates
depicting traditional figures of ancient Egyptians.
The next 2 Arts & Crafts stations on both sides are 1 1/8" wide 3/4" tall.
They are designed as open work enameled floral motif links
and accented with sparkling foiled emerald green pastes.
The next 2 links have enamel work and topaz paste accents
and measure 1/2" across.
Lastly 2 links in Neoclassical style with black enamel accents are 7/8" wide, 3/8" tall.
2 gilded bass belcher chains with filigree secure hook clasp complete the 19 1/4" long necklace.
The necklace is in very good condition commensurate with age.
There are some small chips on enamel and normal wear on the necklace.
After Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt in 1798 – 1801 the interest
to all ancient Egyptian sparked in Europe and North America.
The Arts and Crafts movement was an international trend in the decorative and fine arts
that began in Britain and flourished in Europe and North America about 1880.
The Arts and Crafts movement emerged from the attempt to reform design and decoration
in mid-19th century Britain. It was a reaction against a perceived decline in standards
that the reformers associated with machinery and factory production.
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Antique Victorian Egyptian Revial Enamel Gilded Brass Necklace
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