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Victorian Egyptian Revival Scarab Axe Brooch

Victorian Egyptian Revival Scarab Axe Brooch

$1,500.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1880

An unusual antique brooch modelled in the Egyptian Revival style. A faience scarab beetle is mounted as the centrepiece of a dual-bladed battleaxe. The blades, which also resemble wings, are set with rose cut diamonds, and the beetle has been given two antennae with diamond studs at the ends. Further diamonds adorn the axe handle. It's crafted in 18k gold throughout, remarkable in style and execution.

STONES 

Rose cut and old European cut Diamonds

MEASUREMENTS 

3.8 x 2.7cm

WEIGHT 

6.5g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 18k gold

CONDITION 

Excellent

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