1920s Egyptian Revival Sterling Silver Faience Scarab Ring
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This incredible little Egyptian Revival faience scarab looks like he's about to fly right off his throne atop this sterling silver ring. The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 sparked a renewed interest in Egyptian motifs, especially in jewelry. This beautifully blue scarab beetle with hieroglyphs on his underside is an example of the results of that spark. The beetle is made of faience which was traditionally created in Ancient Egypt by covering a ceramic material with a vitreous coating that created a vibrant color when fired. It looks like this majestic little guy was originally a bead that was then set and crafted into a ring. The shank of the ring features florals and foliates in the Art Nouveau style which makes this piece quite unusual and adds a lovely feminine touch.
Excellent antique condition.
Interior marked “Sterling”
This ring is currently size 5 and can be resized. The ring measures 3/4“ long by 3/4” wide across the top and sits 1/4“ high off the finger. The scarab itself measures approximately 5/8” long and 3/8” wide.