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Hans Brassler Egyptian Revival stickpin. (J9136)

Pharaohs and Scarab!


An Egyptian Revival stickpin with two Pharaohs flanking a heliotrope (bloodstone) scarab.  The two Pharaohs and other design elements are finely sculpted with a rich patina that throws the myriad details into high relief.  Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.

Hans Brassler was a imaginative jeweler known for the originality and artistry of his designs.  He was born in Germany and studied at the Academie Julian in Paris.  He is reported to have earned a gold medal at the 1900 Exposition Universelle.  Later he worked with Tiffany & Company prior to founding his own firm, The Brassler Company, in 1909.  Brassler served as creative director of the firm for about six years during which period he created an extraordinary collection of richly detailed, striking jewels.

The design and detail of the pharaohs is repeated on the reverse of the pin (photograph below).  Although the back is usually hidden from view, it was believed that a jewel should be beautiful from every direction, even unseen ones.

Cost:  Although this elegant stickpin has sold,  you will find many more beautiful stickpins in the Antique Stickpin Gallery.

Measurements:  This 14kt gold stickpin is 2 5/8" long and weighs 4.2 grams.  The top measures 11/16" by  9/16".

Hans Brassler Egyptian Revival stickpin. (J9136)

Hans Brassler Egyptian Revival stickpin. (J9136)

The stickpin is beautifully crafted in 14kt gold and secured with a sturdy gold pin stem.  The maker's mark of The Brassler Company, an oval cartouche enclosing "14" followed by a "B", is stamped on the middle reverse.  In the above photo, the oval outline of the cartouche is visible to the right of the pin stem.



Here are a few more elegant jewels from the past ...

Victorian pheasant reverse intaglio stickpin. (J9246)Hans Brassler scarab and bloodstone stickpin. (J9127)French chimera stickpin. (J9214)



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