Egyptian revival Art Deco gold filled painted black czech glass scarab beetle brooch
Fine example of Egyptian revival jewelry. When King Tut's tomb was found in the late 1920's we see an influx of jewelry to commemorate the items that were found. This brooch is a fine example of good craftsmanship that was used at the time. Gold filled setting holds a black glass scarab that was painted with fine gold accents. Many times real beetles were used which had very shiny exoskeletons. These beetles were fragile and often took damages. These glass scarabs became a popular alternative to using real bugs. Good vintage condition with little signs of wear. Small area on the top of the back side shows a spot of aging. Tube hinge clasp is in great working condition.