Antique Egyptian Revival Faience Scarab Ring with Festoon Bezel in 18k Gold
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A magical, Art Deco era ring, modeled in 18k yellow gold and set with a brilliant blue, Egyptian, faience scarab bead. This talisman of renewal and rebirth is held in an ornately scalloped bezel. The foot of this festoon bezel is embellished with twisted gold wire, and the ring’s shoulders are decorated with a shapely, very minimal, lotus motif. This ring is an especially fine example of scarab ring genre— its setting is unusual, but it remains elegant and restrained in its design. Marked 18c. The scarab bead is carved on the reverse with a simple, non-pictorial mark.
US 5 1/2. This ring can be resized; to add resizing to your order please visit our services section.
Ring face measures approx 17.5 x 14 mm; ring measures approx 6.15 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 2.3 m at the base; rise is approx 6.3 mm
Scarab rings from this era are all set with drilled beads. Some of these beads are ancient (hailing from Egypt) and some are reproductions dating to the 1920s. There are similar scarab beads still being made today, but they do not compare with the old stuff. This lovely scarab is guaranteed to date to the Art Deco era, but we believe it is older. Faience is a ceramic material made with quartz.
Condition is wonderful; the twisted rope border is complete and uninterrupted, though the head-on photo makes it appear as if a spot is missing.