Posted 3 years ago
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!