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Egyptian Revival Lapis Scarab Earrings

$1,500

A pair of scarab earrings dating to the first wave of Egyptian revival in the later 19th century. The beetles are carved from lapis lazuli and mounted in high bezels with twisted wire accents. The earrings tops with scalloped edges are decorated with lengths of yet more twisted wire stemming from a floral base and finishing with gold granules.

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  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), 1.2cm x 1cm carved lapis scarabs

  • Age

    c. 1870

  • Condition

    Very good - one earring is missing it's central gold granule

  • Size

    1 1/4" length, 9/16" at the widest point

Victorian

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VictorianEra

18371901

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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Egyptian Revival:An Obsession with the Ancient World

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