Wednesday 6 October 2010

Egyptian Revival Jewellery

Egyptian Revival jewellery showcased.

So have decided to show some of the Egyptian revival jewellery that I collect. Originally many pieces of jewellery were produced in the first half of the twentieth century when the tombs of the pharaohs were being excavated. In the early 1970s there was another revival of vintage Egyptian jewellery, when the Tutankhamen exhibition went on tour around the world. Antique jewellery from Egypt has been around for centuries as the people adored themselves with silver, gold and precious and semi precious stones.

Large cuff Egyptian bangle

  This is a modern Egyptian revival bracelet. Nicely engraved with Egyptian themes

Egyptian elephant bracelet in silver
Egyptian bracelet in silver

Have a collection of vintage bracelets with the different links and a dangle with the hand of Fatima. Islamic symbols and ancient Egyptian symbols mixed together in these souvenir bracelets made for the tourist trade.
In 800 silver and silver plate metal.

Assorted Egyptian bracelets in my collection
Assorted Egyptian bracelets in my collection
Assorted Egyptian bracelets in my collection
Assorted Egyptian bracelets in my collection
Assorted Egyptian bracelets in my collection
Old Egyptian bracelets in my collection
Turquoise Egyptian bracelet in my collection

Golden Egyptian bracelet

Golden scarab Egyptian bracelet modern from ASOS

Wore the bracelet with the turquoise scarabs to drive. In just a short distance managed to knock one of them and loose the head! So now on the look out for a matching replacement. the green plastic cabochon should be easy to replace - when I have the time.

Assorted Egyptian brooches in my collection
Assorted Egyptian brooches in my collection
Egyptian scarab brooch by Exquisite

Egyptian scarab brooch stamped Tutankhamun by Exquisite

Silver Egyptian brooch

Egyptian bird brooch

Tutankhamun brooch with bow and dropper

Egyptian king brooch with fringe

Egyptian king brooch gold

Egyptian king brooch black on gold

Egyptian goddess brooch large

Tutankhamun brooch gold

Enamel scarab brooch

A selection of Egyptian brooches, some vintage and some second hand. The large scarab brooch is by Exquisite made in 1972, for the Tutankhamen tour. Not marked Exquisite but Tutankhamen. The ring is also from Exquisite. Below are a selection of rings.
Black scarab ring modern from ASOS

Egyptian king on chariot ring

Scarab ring by Exquisite

Egyptian necklaces in my collection
Tutankhamun pendant necklace

Egyptian and Asian necklace

Tutankhamun Egyptian necklace silver

Turquoise scarab pendant necklace

Titanium scarab pendant necklace

Necklaces both vintage with an Egyptian and eastern theme. Again in my own collection

Turquoise chip bead necklace

Vintage turquoise chip necklace

Turquoise scarab ring

scarab bead of clay large

scarab bead of clay and blue large

Scarf clip mechanism on Egyptian clip

Egyptian scarf clip

Next blog I will review the book Egyptian Revival: Jewels and Design by Dale Nicholls with Shelly Foote & Robin Allison  


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  2. Hi. I was thrilled to come across your jewelry blog and specifically, this Egyptian Revival post with the top bracelet photo. Your description states it is "modern, nicely engraved with Egyptian themes". I just purchased a cuff that looks just like yours except it depicts the sphinx & pyramids as the main image and either side has engraved lotus flowers. I have been all over the internet trying to find information on this bracelet or even another one that looks similar and had no luck until I found you! Do you have any other information to offer about your bracelet - I would be interested to narrow age, so if you could define "modern"? The bracelets I were seeing said everything from "Art Deco" to "Mid-Century Modern/50s-60s" etc. up to 80s. Any background/help would be greatly appreciated! Myndie


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I preserve the past. Researching family and local history. Finding about mine and other people's ancestors, is just one of my passions. I also love vintage costume jewellery made here in the UK. I write about my finds and like to research.