Egyptian Revival 14kt Gold, Amethyst Cameo Cuvee, and Enamel Pendant, the amethyst cameo cuvee within a frame of geometric enamel, suspending seed pearl tassels with amethyst bead terminals and enamel caps, the chain with engraved barrel links, amethyst beads, and pearls, the pendant with tassels lg. 4 3/4, the chain 26 1/2 in., in a box for Black, Starr & Frost.
Once the Egyptian tombs were opened in the late 19th century Egyptian revival jewelry became the rage. This lovely brooch is set with a carved green stone scarab beetle (possibly an ancient relic) framed by graceful papyrus flowers and buds crafted of plique-a-jour blue to green transparent glass enamel. Three tiny seed pearls are set in an arch across the top and an aventurine drop is suspended from below.