Egyptian Revival neckwear. From different points in the 20th century but all fun. Egyptian Revival is one of the ones that never really goes away.


Scarab motif pendant necklace modeled as a pair of mirrored stylized lotus leaves, their stems intertwining underneath, sandwiching a scarab enameled in shades of blue, ochre, and green. Suspended on two short lengths of chain from a pair of side attachments embellished with plique-à-jour enamel. Early 1900s. Possibly German. Jugendstil with an Egyptian Revival flavor. Clearly marked on the back with a dragonfly. Image © 2016 Nouveau Deco Arts. Fair use license. via https://www.nouveaudecoarts.com/Jewellery/Arts-Crafts-Egyptian-Revival-Pendant-Necklace.Html#main
Egyptian Revival pendant modeled as a seated pharaoh. 1960s. American. Kenneth J. Lane, maker. Maker’s marks: © mark for Kenneth Lane on the reverse. © 2020 Poshmark, Inc. Fair use license. via https://poshmark.com/listing/1960s-Kenneth-Lane-Egyptian-Revival-Necklace-5c0db5428a2ff67283ef7071
Pendant modeled as the god Horus with a figure in the center. ca. 1920. Art déco. Enamel. Maker not known. Image © 2020 – WorthPoint Corporation. Fair use license. via https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/egyptian-revival-necklace-art-deco-1734934718

More Halley’s Comet decorations for your lapel. Brooches, some of them are paste, others are silver and gold set with precious and semi precious stones. 19th century.

Brooch. 19th c. Maker not known. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/finch-cos-cabinet-curiosities/seventeen-gem-set-halleys-comet-brooches-19th-century-65/102622
Brooch. 19th c. Maker not known. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/finch-cos-cabinet-curiosities/seventeen-gem-set-halleys-comet-brooches-19th-century-65/102622
Brooch. 19th c. Maker not known. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/finch-cos-cabinet-curiosities/seventeen-gem-set-halleys-comet-brooches-19th-century-65/102622


Brooch. 19th c. Maker not known. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/finch-cos-cabinet-curiosities/seventeen-gem-set-halleys-comet-brooches-19th-century-65/102622

Brooches for when Halley’s Comet comes back to visit. Some of them are paste, others are silver and gold set with precious and semi precious stones. All are terrific. 1830s or later as it came by in 1835. 19th century.

Brooch. 19th c. Maker not known. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/finch-cos-cabinet-curiosities/seventeen-gem-set-halleys-comet-brooches-19th-century-65/102622
Brooch. 19th c. Maker not known. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/finch-cos-cabinet-curiosities/seventeen-gem-set-halleys-comet-brooches-19th-century-65/102622


Brooch. 19th c. Maker not known. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/finch-cos-cabinet-curiosities/seventeen-gem-set-halleys-comet-brooches-19th-century-65/102622
Brooch. 19th c. Maker not known. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/finch-cos-cabinet-curiosities/seventeen-gem-set-halleys-comet-brooches-19th-century-65/102622

Arts Déco jewels by Jean Fouquet, son of Georges Fouquet and grandson of Alphonse Fouquet. Maison Fouquet was founded in 1862 by Alphonse Fouquet and lasted into the mid 20th century under his son and grandson.

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Clip. Commissioned by the French State for the International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Modern Life in Paris, in 1937. Inventory ID #MNAM 1116 OA. 1937. Made in Paris. Gold, lacquer and old brilliant cut diamonds. Jean Fouquet, designer. Louis Fertey, maker. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/clip-4

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Ring. Commissioned by the French State for the International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Modern Life in Paris, in 1937 Inventory ID #MNAM 1114 OA. 1931 and 1937. White gold, platinum, old brilliant-cut diamonds, amethysts, and moonstones. Jean Fouquet, designer. Jean Charles, maker. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/bague-1937-0

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Ring. Commissioned by the French State for the International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Modern Life in Paris, in 1937. Inventory ID #MNAM 1112 OA. 1937. Gold and topaz. Jean Fouquet, designer. Louis Fertey, maker. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/bague-1937

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Bracelet. Commissioned by the French State for the International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques in Modern Life in Paris, in 1937. Inventory ID #MNAM 1115 0A. 1937. White gold, platinum, old brilliant-cut diamonds, amethysts, and moonstones. Jean Fouqet, designer. Charles Girard, maker. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Image © Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/bracelet-1937

Flower jewelry designed by Paulding Farnham, who was Tiffany & Company’s chief designer from 1885 to 1908. American.

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Orchid brooches, all of them having been shown at the 1889 Paris Exposition. 1885-1908. Gemset with enamel. American. Paulding Farnham, designer for Tiffany. Image © Lang Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.langantiques.com/university/paulding-farnham/

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Floral brooch. 1885-1908. Gold, diamond and enamel. Paulding Farnham, designer for Tiffany. Image © 2015-2020 nasvete.com. Fair use license. via https://nasvete.com/paulding-farnham-floral-brooches/floral-brooch-by-american-jewelry-designer-paulding-farnham-gold-diamonds-enamel/

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Iris brooch. 1885-1908. Paulding Farnham, designer for Tiffany. Image © 2015-2020 nasvete.com. Fair use license. via https://nasvete.com/paulding-farnham-floral-brooches/

Fruit buttons and brooches from the 1940s. American. Marion Weeber Welsh, designer. Living from 1905 to 2000, she designed silverware as well.

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Buttons in the motif of pear cluster hanging from a branch. 1940s. American. Celluloid in golden yellow, orange-red, lime and Kelly green, and dark brown. Unsigned. Image © 2020, Metro Retro Vintage. Fair use license. via https://www.metroretrovintage.com/products/vintage-marion-weeber-pear-buttons-celluloid-fruit-set-of-2

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Bunches of celery buttons. ca. 1940s. American. Designed by Marion Weeber Welsh for La Mode buttons. In the public domain. via https://twitter.com/jordanvibert?lang=en

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Cherry pin in the motif of a cherry tree branch with five red cherries, green leaves, and a single cherry blossom on top. ca. early 1940s. American. Unsigned. Image © 2020, Metro Retro Vintage. Fair use license. via https://www.metroretrovintage.com/products/vintage-marion-weeber-cherries-brooch-red-celluloid-cherry-pin?variant=13623291445323

Victorian brooches. Referred to as essex crystal, they are mounted in gold or silver with crystal faces and reversed intaglio designs that were then painted. Mostly of animals.

Lily of the valley pendant.
Lily of the valley pendant. 1858. Back is engraved “28th June 1858.” Image © 2020 Victoria Sterling Antique Jewelry. Fair use license. via https://www.victoriasterlingjewelry.com/products/victorian-essex-crystal-pendant-lily-of-the-valley

Duck pin.
Duck pin. Yellow gold with a painted duck standing on the shore looking out at the water. Late Victorian. Image © Fourtane, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Fair use license. via https://www.fourtane.com/product/late-victorian-essex-crystal-duck-pin/

Ladybug brooch. Victorian.
Ladybug brooch. Victorian. Image © 2015-2019 Kaleidoscope effect, Fair use license. via https://nasvete.com/insect-jewellery-symbolism/victorian-brooch-gold-essex-crystal/

Art Deco jewelry made with the pretty green stone chrysoprase having its own party in your jewelry box or on your wrist.

Engagement ring. 1930s. Art Deco in style.
Engagement ring. 1930s. Art Deco in style. White gold. Marquise shaped chrysoprase in a bezel setting with enamel and filigree. Image ©2019 Brilliant Earth, LLC. Fair use license. via https://www.brilliantearth.com/The-Taya-Ring-14K-White-Gold-BEA12919/

Drop earrings. 1930s. Art Deco in style.
Drop earrings. 1930s. Art Deco in style. Platinum set with chrysoprase, onyx and diamond. Maker not known. Image © 1880 – 2019 Bentley & Skinner (Bond Street Jewellers) Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.bentley-skinner.co.uk/london/jewellery/33833-a-pair-of-art-deco-chrysoprase-onyx-diamond-earrings/

Brooch. ca. 1925. Art Deco in style.
Brooch. ca. 1925. American. Carved chrysoprase and diamond set in platinum. Black Starr and Frost, maker. Stamped by the maker. Image © 2014 Rago Arts. Fair use license. via https://www.ragoarts.com/auctions/2019/06/09/fine-jewelry/1121

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Necklace and brooches with cameos. ca. 1840.
Necklace and brooches with cameos. ca. 1840. Gold and shell. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Fair use license. via https://www.vogue.com/slideshow/museum-of-fine-arts-boston-past-is-present-revival-jewelry-exhibition-photos

 

Illuminations of what the duchess of Bavaria kept in her jewelry box under the love letters from her distant admirers. From the wonderful Jewel Book of the Duchess Anna of Bavaria. Commissioned in 1552, Munich court painter Hans Müelich, illuminator

Image 97. 45r.
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Image 62. 27v.
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Image 114. 53v.
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Image 60. 26v.
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Image 14. 3v.
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