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800 silver plique à jour egyptian revival winged scarab brooch.

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Posted 2 years ago

kyratango
(417 items)

Sold for Thunderbird brooch......

As misdescribed, price was good for me!

An Art Deco Egyptian revival silver and plique à jour enamel would have attracted more bids :-D

Update: big thanks to Ivan who identified the mark for Cairo, 1931/1932!

Wingspan is 6cm (2.5/16"), marked 800 and an indistinct mark on the needle: letter ?, a bar, W, a bar, E (or F?).

Mystery Solved

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  1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 2 years ago
    That looks about as much like a Thunderbird as I do....!!!

    It's superb, too.....
  2. IVAN49 IVAN49, 2 years ago
    It was made in Cairo, Egypt, fineness .800 (mark on the left).``Cat mark`` (in the middle) was used until 1946. Date letter (right) is ``F`` for 1931/1932 (replaced with Arabic numerals in 1940).
  3. IVAN49 IVAN49, 2 years ago
    Btw. It`s Egyptian scarab with spread wings, a symbol of extended protection.
  4. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Lol Bonnie! Thank you!

    Ivan! Huge thanks for solving this mystery :-)
    I thought it was maker's mark, and didn't expect a hallmark on the needle!
  5. Celiene Celiene, 2 years ago
    Gorgeous!
  6. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
    Mmmmmm boy. I do love that!!
  7. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    You have a eye for finding such wonderful pieces !
  8. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
    What a treasure dear kyra, I imagine everyone is jealous of this beautiful find, congratulations on this milestone !~
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    FABULOUS !!!
  10. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
    Ah Kyra, how funny is that.....this is gorgeous!!! Well done for spotting!!!
  11. IVAN49 IVAN49, 2 years ago
    ``800`` was struck before enameling, the only place for full marks was obviously the needle, otherwise would crack the enamel. Plique à jour is difficult to make - one can ruin several peaces to achieve perfect results. So, the maker could not risk to have it assayed, duty paid and then ruin the piece.
  12. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Celiene, Lois, dear Manikin, Phil, Vetraio and Judy, thank you so much for your gorgeous and lovely comments :-D I was indeed lucky to spot it !

    Ivan, thank you for the explanation, the hallmark being so long, that makes sense!
  13. martika martika, 2 years ago
    Magnificent!!! Well done for spotting it :)
  14. Celiene Celiene, 2 years ago
    IVAN49 - would you please look at this brooch and comment on the strange setting of the stone. You have great knowledge! Would be much appreciated.

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/202532-sterling-gold-marcasite-and-green-g?in=user
  15. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    So wonderful!
  16. cindyjune cindyjune, 2 years ago
    Wow! What a great piece!
  17. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 2 years ago
    Interesting, I've never seen a plique piece like this with Egyptian marks. It's so like the earlier German pieces style wise but I guess the enamel colours are quite different.
  18. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Jewels1900, neither do I! But it is obvious so much tourists went to Egypt then, they had to make some fine souvenir jewellery!

    The enamel colors are more pure primary, and surface more glass like than on German pieces.
    I think you missed Bluboi's Egyptian bracelets:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/160371-deco-plique-a-jour-egyptian-revival-brac
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/154809-deco-plique-a-jour-enamel-bracelet
    Thank you for your interest :-)

    Valentino, Cindyjune, many thanks for your wonderful and wow comments ;-))

    Paul, Rose, Sean and Annelanders, lot of thanks for joining the scarab lovers!
  19. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    WOW, great addition, Congrats
  20. IVAN49 IVAN49, 2 years ago
    Cannot help with the stone based on the image.
    Egyptian silver with old marks (cat an Latin date letters) is not very common. They have mastered enameling, cannot recall if this quality can be seen today.
  21. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Thank you Kerry for your congrats ;-) same back to you for your animated Davy Crockett!

    Ivan, thanks for your complementary comment:-)

    Oroyoroy... you may be a reincarnation of Khepri the solar deity! ;-)

  22. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Many thanks, Lentilka, Betty, Karenoke, Hunter, Jean, Ho2cultcha and Phil for your lovely visit!
  23. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Thank you David for loving the Egyptian Bzz Bzz;-)
  24. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Thank you Rick for being the 40th lover! :-))
  25. MALKEY MALKEY, 2 years ago
    Pure magic full of meaning & absolute beauty thanks for sharing Kyratango
  26. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Oohh, thank you so much Malkey, I really admire your artistic pics of your stunning pieces!
  27. Coopergirl Coopergirl, 3 months ago
    Stunning find!


  28. kyratango kyratango, 3 months ago
    Aww, thank you Coopergirl for your nice comment! And for being the 50th lover :-D

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