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    Posted 3 years ago

    kwqd
    (712 items)

    I bought this some years ago and put it away, though thought about it from time to time, but wasn't sure where it was. I was trying to shoehorn my new paperweight into a small china cabinet and found it. I have no idea what this is, if it is a real Egyptian scarab that was mounted as jewelry or if it is just a fabricated piece. The mount appears to be gold, as it is heavy and there is a TINY maker's mark shown on the bottom rim of the piece in the fourth photo. With my jewelers loupe, it looks to be in the shape of a backwards question mark with the upper leg being the head of some sort of monster (gargoyle?). There may be a small dot directly below the monster's head. It might also be a figure crouching over something like a basket. My camera can't come close to capturing it. Any ideas? Thanks for looking! Categorizing it as costume jewelry until someone who knows more than me chimes in. The dimensions are: 1.5" L x 7/8" W x .5" H.

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the loves aura, TassieDevil, blunderbuss2, valentino97 and RonM. I am going to try to take a higher resolution image of the maker's mark. Using my tablet, I am able to zoom in on it enough to almost make it out, now.
    2. kwqd kwqd, 6 months ago
      Thanks Jenni and APEXantiques!

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