Victorian 15ct Gold & Micro Mosaic Scarab Earrings
A pair of Jewellery made in the the Victorian era (1839-1901). Egyptian Revival scarab beetle earrings in 62.5% pure gold (or 625 parts pure gold and 375 parts other metals). Popular during the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras but was discontinued in the mid-1930s. gold. The Scarabs are made in Micro An object decorated with many small adjacent pieces of inlaid glass or stone arranged to form a design., which is an Italian inlaid glass technique.
Scarabs are the Egyptian symbol of eternity. Egyptian Revival is attributed generally to the public awareness of ancient Egyptian monuments generated by Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt and Admiral Nelson’s defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of the Nile in 1798. Since then, more and more tombs and discoveries were found in Egypt. These earrings were made circa 1870.
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