Fabulous 19th century scarab brooch, likely offered to wealthy travelers completing their Grand Tour with a turn through Egypt. This fine silver scarab brooch features a teal blue glazed scarab beetle at it’s heart. Radiating out from the faience (glazed ceramic) center are layers of fine braid and genuine turquoise cabochon accents highlighting the Egyptian Revival motif. The setting is oval with a slight dome and is designed to be worn as you choose, either as a pendant or a brooch.
This fine silver scarab brooch measures 45 mm from top to bottom and 38 mm parallel to the clasp. That translates to 1.75 inches tall and 1.5 inches wide. The silver purity is marked 1000 (as opposed to 925 sterling). This pin has been hand polished with soft brushes; No corrosive solvents or dips were used.
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Please take your time with the photos and consider them part of the description. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many scarab treasures available in my shop! Purchases from the WhyteWing website benefit The Trevor Project, but if you are more comfortable making your purchase on a platform like Etsy, this Victoriana scarab is listed in my shop there as well.