The 1920's was a time when many were obsessed with all things ancient Egyptian. The discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in the mid 1920's sparked a trend within jewellery and fashion that reflected this interest. This brooch, made of gold plate, shows a wonderful enamel depiction of an Egyptian pharaoh with a snake framing the colourful enamel work and coiling around the ornate head dress to finish at each end complete with red paste eyes.
This brooch encapsulates the fabulous style and pizzaz of the 1920's!
It is in overall good condition, it does have a small amount of damage to the coloured enamel in one small section.
For the Art Deco jewellery lover, Egyptian revival jewellery has a special allure, the style of the '20's and the wondrous subject matter of the ancient Egyptians; it is a heady combination! Give this wonderful brooch to a loved one or keep it for yourself!
5.5 cms long and 4 cms wide