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Victorian Scarab Stickpin


Egyptian Revival scarab stickpin. (J9241)

Golden Scarab!


A Victorian stickpin with a shimmering golden scarab set in a small shadow box.  The frame is decorated with fine wire scrollwork and clusters of golden orbs.  A tour de force of Victorian jewelry making.  Created in 14kt gold, circa 1875.

The opening of the Suez canal in 1869 sparked a passion among Victorians for the art, history and occult practices of ancient Egypt.  This interest in the time of the pharaohs was reflected in the jewelry of the day.  Enigmatic scarabs, often a symbol of rebirth and eternity, were a favored motif decorating the Egyptian Revival jewels.  This stickpin is a particularly fine example.

The reverse of the stickpin is as beautifully crafted as the front. (see photo below)  The back is crafted in 14kt gold polished to a mirror-like finish - please excuse the shadowy reflections from the camera.

Cost:  $675

Measurements:  This 14kt gold stickpin is just over 2 7/8" long and the shadow box top is 3/4" by  just under 5/8".  It weighs 4.1 grams.

Egyptian Revival scarab stickpin. (J9241)

Egyptian Revival scarab stickpin. (J9241)


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