Vintage Deco Winged Brooch jeweled Egyptian revival Grand tour with VULTURES Sun disks
Two Vultures protect this jade center stone that resembles a scarab.One tiny seed pear is the adornment above the jade stone and two glass paste stones of red and green are on the wings. This looks like it might be solid bronze ( I don't think it is brass) and it measures almost 2 3/4" long. This has its original C clasp and pin. Lovely dark patina really sets off the rich colored stones of this Sun Disk ( This symbol represents the horizon from which the sun emerged and disappeared) . Beautiful raised relief forms the designs of the wings and these majestic vultures. This dates no later than the 1920's and would have been from the Grand tour during the Art deco period.
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.
VintageSparkles offers Layaway on all our Etsy pieces regardless of which site it comes from.All layaway payments will need to be in the form of a check or money order only. Please remember that vintage & antique items are not mint, nor are they perfect but they sure are full of old history and charm. Please use photos to make your decisions and read our policies prior to buying so you can have an excellent experience with us.
Please use this number when ordering ga44857.
If you want to see more of these pretties this is the link to my etsy store.