Antique Vintage Art Deco Sterling 800 Silver Egyptian Faience Filigree Bracelet 26.5 Grams | Handmade | 6.75" L | 1.1" W | Rare | Gift

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller abeautifultimeco (17,596) 99.9%, Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 283690828692 We have similar Egyptian and Filigree items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. To view in separate listings, please visit our store and search "Egyptian" or "Filigree" under our Buy-It-Now items. Listing Description by: Cait P. The Piece Age Circa: Art Deco C. 1920 - 1940 Markings: Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed Country of Origin: Egypt Brand: Unknown Gram Weight: 26.5 Grams Metal Type: .800 Sterling Silver Material: -- Main Stone: Faience Main Stone Measurement/Color: 13.7 mm long, 8.95 mm wide, Opaque blue hue Accent Stone: -- Accent Stone Measurement/Color: -- Stone Cuts: Carved and Polished Cabochon Stone Treatment: Faience is a manufactured stone. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Item Measurements: The bracelet has a wearable length of 6.75" and measures 1.1" wide. Bracelet Type: Tennis Closure/Clasp Type: Slide Pin Clasp Link Type: Fancy Link Chain Notable Features: Handmade in the Art Deco era in Egypt.800 sterling silver was a popular purity of silver used in filigree and Egyptian jewelry during this time period The bracelet features three faience beads, which would have been collected from an ancient Egytpian siteThe beads are blue and were carved into the likeness of a scarab beetle, a popular motif in ancient Egytpian artThe bracelet also features repousse images of a pharaoh and queen Nefertiti in profileAccenting each panel of the bracelet are sterling silver filigree patterns and repousse beads Damage: Age appropriate wear. Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. There is some damage to two of the repousse beads; however, this is not immediately noticeable and does not affect wear. The price has been reduced to reflect this. *This listing is for the item only. All display boxes and/or photography props do not come with your purchase.* The History The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. 800 silver, also called Coin Silver, is made from silver coins used in European countries pre-1940. During this time period, it was easier for jewelers and silversmiths to use coins that were already guaranteed at a certain purity, than using another form of silver and having to guess at the purity level. Archaeological revival jewelry was inspired by the excavations and discoveries of Roman, Byzantine, Egyptian, and Etruscan sites in the 18th and 19th Centuries. These archaeological digs uncovered beautiful works of decorative arts, giving jewelers a glimpse into the past for inspiration for contemporary designs. Some of the revival styles incorporate the use of filigree and granulation decorations. The revival styles emphasized the contrast between antiquity and modernity, with jewelers of the modern world borrowing motifs and techniques from the ancients, to perfect with advanced technologies and incorporate into modern designs. There were two primary waves of popularity for Egyptian motifs and imagery. The first Egyptian Revival took place during the 1700s, inspired by Napoleon’s campaign in Northern Africa as he swept across the land he collected and sent back beautiful pieces of antique Egyptian jewelry. The influx of designs and styles caused a fad, and Egyptian inspired jewelry, clothes, and decorations took off. The second Egyptian revival was influenced by archaeological discoveries and advancements, specifically the rediscovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922. Egyptian revival common motifs include the Eye of Horus, which is meant to symbolize for healing and protection, scarabs and lotus flowers which express creation and life, and the Ankh symbol which indicates eternal life. Egyptian faience is a glassy substance made of powdered quartz with a blue or green hue. The ancient Egyptians used this in most forms of jewelry, and it was the preferred method for creating scarabs in jewelry. It was also used in the production of common household wares and statuary. The texture of beads and pieces varied from a porous stone-like feel to a smooth, semi-glossy finish. Faience was made by grinding quartz or sand crystals together with various amounts of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and copper oxide, and while it sometimes resembles pottery or ceramic, it contains no clay. The scarab beetle was the earthly representation of the Egyptian god of creation and resurrection, Khepri. Khepri was believed to renew the sun every day, bringing life and light to the world each morning. The likeness of the revered insect was often carved into stone, precious metals and gemstones as talismans or amulets. During the 1300s BC, Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen and the Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped only one god in a time when Egypt was polytheistic. With her husband, she reigned at what was arguably the wealthiest period of Ancient Egyptian history. Some scholars believe that Nefertiti ruled briefly as Pharaoh, posing as a man after her husband's death. Nefertiti held many titles including Hereditary Princess, Great of Praises, and Lady of the Two Lands. Her bust which is displayed in Berlin, is one of the most copied works in Egypt. Filigree metalworking is a delicate form of art and has been found as early as 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia. It was perfected by the Phoenicians and Etruscan civilizations between the 6th and 3rd centuries BC. It involves stamping out a design in metal and hand bending and twirling threads, combined with tiny beads, until a final motif emerges. It is reminiscent of lace and considered one of the most difficult metalworking processes. Filigree is still a very popular technique in India and Asia. Repoussé began as an ancient metalworking technique dating as far back as the 3rd century BC, involving malleable metal that was hammered onto the reverse side to create an image on the front. Examples are found all over the world; Greece, Egypt, and even the Hopewell periods in the American southeast. Reverse side hammering was also used to add detail to the front, creating intricate patterns using grooves, indentations, and channeling. The piece was then carefully polished to create a hollow, eye-catching treasure. Domestic US: All items ship within one business day of receiving payment. Buyers will have 3 base shipping options to choose from, depending on the needed speed of delivery. Pricing on single and multi-purchase transactions can be seen below:Auction Items: Base shipping + $1.00 per additional gold item & BIN items combine for freeBIN Items: FREEBase Shipping: USPS First Class: $8.00 fully insured, estimated 3-5 business days USPS Priority Mail: $12.00 fully insured, estimated 2-3 business days USPS Priority Express: $25.00 fully insured, overnight deliveryInternational: All packages are sent via USPS and pricing is based on buyer location. Each customer will receive a revised invoice at the close of the auction with an updated shipping rate. We will combine shipping on multiple purchases for free. We do not undervalue packages for customs, please do not ask us to do so. What you pay is what we will claim on your customs form. Please take this into consideration before placing your bid. PayPal only. After 4 days of non-payment, an automated unpaid item case will be opened by our eBay system. If you need extra time for payment, please contact us prior to bidding. Condition: Mobile Users: Make sure to click the link below to see the full listing for this item! It's packed full of a ton of helpful information. We also accept offers on all items, so don't be afraid to reach out with a price. Thank you!, Modified Item: No, Country/Region of Manufacture: Egypt, Style: Tennis, Metal Purity: .800, Main Stone: Faience, Metal: Sterling Silver

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