Posted 6 years ago
I have recently found a third Egyptian Revival bracelet, made in Egypt. The first was posted here:
The excitement which followed the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922 led to a passion for ancient Egyptian inspired jewelry. The tomb had remained hidden for over 3000 years and when opened, the walls of its antechamber were found to be decorated with brightly painted scenes and inscriptions. Jewelers interpreted these motifs onto pieces of jewelry, copying the scenes and using the same vibrant colors.
This Egyptian revival bracelet, hallmarked with a letter D for 1929-1930, is silver, with ancient motifs of a winged scarab, symbol of the sun god and pharaonic scenes, depicted in colorful guilloche enamels.