Vintage 1920's Egyptian Revival Scarab Brooch, Painted on Glass or Porcelain, Gold tone
Vintage Jewelry: Vintage Egyptian Scarab Revival 1920's Hand Painted Brooch. It is a large oval that is about 2.25" long and 1.75" wide. It is gold painted with black flecks on a surface that is pastel shades in peach, blue, lavender, green - I'm not sure if it is porcelain or glass - I think glass. To me, it looks like the surface was painted as the edges in the gold and place and then the scarab was created by removing the gold and black from the desired areas with black lines added to create more defined features. It is held on the base with 6 prongs. The pinback is typical art deco in that the pin is pat of the back and not attached to it with a C closure and a pin that extends just shy of the edge of the pin instead of beyond it like the Victorian era. This is a rare and unique piece - may be the only one as it was clearly hand painted - it was very hard to find similar ones but I did - just not like this. Given that it is painted it is in very good condition with no wear of the paint and no rust or color change on the pinback itself. This belonged to a woman who traveled the world. I found this beauty at a Pennsylvania estate auction. I was fortunate enough to get other pieces of the collection but nothing else in this same flavor.
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