Grand Tour Egyptian Revival Brooch Sash Pin Pharaoh Czech jewels King Tut


This gorgeous brass sash pin or brooch is made in layers of thick heavy brass with prong set czech jewels that match the brass filigree drops. From the 1920's this grand tour piece would have been considered a tourist piece. The grand tour was the traditional trip of Europe, undertaken by mainly upper-class European young men of means.The primary value of the Grand Tour, it was believed, lay in the exposure both to the cultural legacy of classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and to the aristocratic and fashionably polite society of the European continent. The Egyptian Revival was resurrected in the 1920s, with the discovery of King Tut's tomb. Many pieces of jewelry were produced during this time period, most notably are Pharaoh's heads, Queen Nefertiti, scarabs, winged sun disks, snakes, lotus blossoms, hieroglyphic writing and pyramids. The jewelry was made in precious metals like gold, platinum and silver as well as pieces made of lesser compositions of brass, white metal, pewter and glass. Most of these pieces were further enhanced with polychrome enameling, precious and semi precious stones, glass and celluloid. grand tour included Europe, Asia and the Middle East. People traveled all over the world and brought back souvenirs that are now VERY collectible. 
The brooch measures 3 3/4" long and is all original. Imagine how many places this brooch has traveled. 

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Antiques (approx100yrs)
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very good