Antique Sterling Silver from Nelson and Nelson Antiques
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Sale Price: $3,850.00
Listed Price $5,500.00
  Stock #857

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Antique 18k Gold Roman Revival Scarab Brooch,italy 1880
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Sale Price: $3,850.00
Listed Price $5,500.00

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This is a beautiful 18 karat gold brooch in the Roman Revival style with a wonderful scarab stone. The brooch is based on the designs of the renowned Castellani firm and features a bar shaped box-formed base with circular forms on each end with delicate wirework frames and each embellished with a frog and has a gold pendant-style drop. The center of the pin is surmounted with a three-dimensional owl with spread wings and has the motto “SALVE” spelled out in wirework. Below is a ball drop and pendant with a lovely frame comprised of tube-work and delicate twisted wire that secures a carved scarab stone. The unique design of this pendant is a wonderful combination of ancient goldsmithing techniques and nineteenth century design. This pin measures approx. 2 1/4” wide and approx. 2 1/2” high. The back has a simple hinged pin clasp and a C-shaped wire hook for securing it. This gorgeous antique gold pendant is a refined example of Revival jewelry but is also a bold design that truly stands out. Here exquisite craftsmanship and beautiful style are perfectly combined.