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Egyptian Revival Scarab Spinner Ring

$1,100

Archaeological discoveries in Egypt in the late 1800s were front-page news throughout Europe and the United States. The tombs, pyramids, and Sphinx fascinated the Western world, and the acquisition of Egyptian antiquities and jewelry became all the rage among those who could afford it. Jewelers took note of this trend (most significantly Tiffany & Co, which was awarded a gold medal at the 1878 Paris Exposition for their reproductions of Egyptian treasures). Reproduction jewelry was made to satisfy the appetites of Egyptophiles, and this particular c. 1880 faience scarab spinner ring was a product of this craze.

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), faience

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    9.5, can be resized; 1/2" x 5/8" head, 1.5mm shank

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.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Egyptian Revival:An Obsession with the Ancient World

Discoveries in Ancient Egypt captivated the West’s imagination and inspired a wild period of exciting design.