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Egyptian Revival Stickpin


Egyptian Revival scarab stickpin. (J9241)

Victorian Scarab



An Egyptian Revival stickpin with a small golden scarab set in a recessed shadow box.  The scarab is finely detailed and surrounded by a frame decorated with delicate wire scrolls and clusters of small golden orbs.  A tour de force of Victorian gold work created in 14kt gold, circa 1875.

The opening of the Suez canal in 1869 sparked a renewed interest in the arts and beliefs of ancient Egypt.  Victorian jewelers always attuned to the popular passions of the day incorporated Egyptian-inspired designs and motifs in their jewels.  The enigmatic scarab, a symbol of rebirth and eternity, was a favored element in Egyptian Revival jewels.

The reverse of the stickpin is as beautifully crafted as the front (photo below).  The closed back is crafted in 14kt gold polished to a mirror-like finish (please excuse the shadowy reflections from my camera).  A sturdy pin stem secures the jewel when worn.

Cost:  $585

Measurements:  This 14kt gold stickpin is just over 2 7/8" long and the 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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