Antique Vintage Deco Egyptian Faience Mummy Bead Bib Festoon Coin Long Necklace 88.9 Grams | 15.75" W | Coral Color Bakelite | Brass

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller abeautifultimeco (16,984) 100%, Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 283533731653 We have a matching bracelet and pair of earrings that match this necklace. To view each in a separate listing, please visit our store and search "Mummy Bead Festoon Coin" under our Buy It Now items. The Piece Age Circa: Art Deco C. 1920 - 1940 Markings: Unmarked, Tested, Guaranteed Country of Origin: Egypt Brand: Unknown Gram Weight: 88.9 Grams Metal Type: Brass Material: -- Main Stone: Faience Main Stone Carat Weight/Color: Each bead varies by a tenth of a millimeter, but the beads have an approximate length of 10 mm and an approximate width of 3 mm, Grey-blue Accent Stone: Bakelite Accent Stone Carat Weight/Color: 6 mm in length and 4.5 mm in width, Coral Stone Treatment: Faience Beads and bakelite are man-made Stone Cuts: Carved & Polished Faience, oval bead bakelite Item Measurements: The necklace has a wearable length of 15.75", with a drop length of 4". Closure/Clasp Type: Hook Link Type: Articulated brackets Pendant Type: -- Notable Features: This necklace was handmade during the Art Deco era. The necklace features a beautiful array of hand strung grey-blue faience and coral bakelite beads. Due to their use in Ancient Egypt, faience beads were also known as "mummy beads." This necklace was most likely purchased along the grand tour, where the faience beads would have been unearthed. As was typical during the Egyptian revival style of the early 1920's, this necklace also has a gorgeous array of brass coins that measure 0.62" in diameter. The necklace itself has brass connectors, whose metallic color complementary contrasts with the blue and coral beads. Replicating the styles of Ancient Egypt, this necklace has two rows of oval bakelite beads and two inter-spaced rows of tube faience beads, both of which are separated by articulated brass brackets. Not only do the beads give this necklace a gorgeous pop of color, but it also gives insight into the Egyptian Revival style. This necklace has a hook clasp that is connected to two grey-blue faience tube beads, which finishes the piece nicely. Don't miss your chance to own jewelry from a bygone age! Damage: Age appropriate wear. One jump ring needs to be reattached, but this does not affect wear. It is an easy fix with pliers, or your local jeweler can easily repair it if you desire. 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 specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. The Grand Tour was the standard European vacation of the Georgian and Victorian eras. The opportunity it gave for studying culture, architecture and art made it a tradition, especially for the upper classes. The Grand Tour was popularized by the poet Lord Byron and the writer Mary Shelley, who was the author of Frankenstein. The Grand Tour was an opportunity for wealthy travelers to explore the world and experience different cultures over a 2 to 4-year period. And what better memento of this long trip than pieces of native souvenir jewelry such as Italian cameos, mosaic, and pietra dura. Pieces often had historical inspirations from the remnants of Pompeii to the pyramids of Egypt. Cultural learning was a focal point of the grand tour and the process of remembrance spilled over into jewelry souvenirs. The interest in Egyptian motifs began in the late 1700s, when Napoleon’s military campaign in Northern Africa helped popularize fine jewelry featuring exotic aesthetics. The British fell in love with Egyptian styling after Admiral Nelson’s victory at the Battle of the Nile in 1798, and soon, wealthy women across Europe were wearing Egyptian-inspired pieces. The demand for Egyptian designs boomed again in the 1920s, after the discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922. Not only was Egyptian Revival jewelry associated with ancient opulence, it held the allure of exotic and mysterious symbols. Egyptian Revival designs were often pulled directly from Egyptian amulets; common motifs included the Eye of Horus for healing and protection, scarabs and lotus flowers for creation and life, and the Ankh symbolizing eternal life. Articulated pieces of jewelry are usually composed of two or more pieces connected by a flexible joint, hinge, or pivot to allow for realistic movement. This technique is used to lend a lifelike quality to animal figures, or to allow jewelry to drape elegantly, like a snake chain. Coin jewelry has been in existence since coins were invented as a form of national currency. Many cultures from around the world would make coin jewelry as a means to store or display wealth. Coins also served as a souvenir for travelers to bring home after their excursions, and have made into wearable mementos of their trips, or as symbols of national pride. 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. Bakelite is the first plastic made from synthetic components, and was developed by chemist Leo Baekeland in 1907. It was used to make a diverse range of products in a variety of jewel quality colors, and the retro appeal has made Bakelite jewelry quite valuable as a collectible item. 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 free •BIN Items: FREE Base 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 delivery International: 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 Gold: $8.00 + $1.00 per additional gold item & silver items combine for freeSilver: $4.00 + $1.00 per additional gold item & silver items combine for free 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: “The pictures provided are a part of the description and detail any damage not noted. Antique, used, vintage jewelry WILL have broken, chipped, missing stones, wear, and other damage or imperfections commensurate with age. Carat weights and gold values stated are approximate, this includes stones etc in the weight. Age stated in the title as well as gemstone classifications are opinionated based on sellers experience. We have a 30 day no questions asked send back policy should you be unsatisfied with your purchase.”, Country/Region of Manufacture: Egypt, Style: Collar, Material: Bakelite, Metal: Brass, Type: Beads

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