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Egyptian Revival Carved Scarab Marked 800 stamped LWX Enameled Brooch

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    Posted 7 months ago

    Moroskymad…
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    I Inherited this wonderful little pin many years ago. I've researched as much as possible about Egyptian Revival pieces but I still have a couple questions I'm hoping to get some insight on:

    This is not a plique à jour piece but is there a name for this type of enameling?

    The marks on the pin read LWX I believe. From a previous post in this forum and a similar stamp revealed its origins to be Cairo. Can anyone confirm this? Also the last initial is apparently the date. Could that mean it's from 1930 or from 1940?

    Is the main stone carved amethyst?

    This piece, like all Egyptian revival, is unique. Any information additional information if anyone has seen anything like this piece would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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    1. Gillian, 7 months ago
      I believe the name you're looking for is Cloisonne?
    2. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 months ago
      Hi Gillian, correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't Cloisonné have the little lines through it? I think Enameling is correct but I don't have any real knowledge about this era jewelry. I know Valentino and Kyratango know this era well, and I'm not trying to be rude to you so please understand that. You have lots of knowledge on pieces of many kinds and I could be totally wrong, I don't even know what the little lines are called but I know I've had Closonne, and they are from around the 60's and or earlier. A lot of them have the little rose with the yellow background, correct???
    3. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
      These wonderful 1930's (I think) come up on ebay now and again. If it's from Cairo then it is a tourist item, beautifully made. I'm sure these were made from the 1920's until present day. So lovely!!
    4. Gillian, 7 months ago
      I'll do more research. Cloisonne is an ancient art. No need to apologise for anything! I really appreciate that you took the time to write to me. Go to 'Cloisonne' on Wiki - They have a good explanation, and pictures. Thank you for being complementary.
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
      The mark on the pin is composed of three elements. Each is within a box. To the left is the Cairo 800 fineness mark. the cat in the centre is for Egyptian Silver and the X at right is a date letter. Arabic letters were used after 1940 so you have a piece that pre-dates that change. In fact the X gives a date of 1922/1923.
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
      The date of 22/23 is important given that Howard Carter made the Tutankhamen discovery in November 1922.

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