Quite delightful oil on canvas portrait of a young girl, perhaps no older than seven or eight years of age, painted by the French artist Édouard Alexandre Sain (1830-1910). Dressed in her Sunday best clothes…
Heart-shaped silver locket by Meyle & Mayer made in Pforzheim, Germany circa 1900. Beautifully enamelled on the face with two snowdrops set against a background that is guilloche enamelled in shades of blue graduating through…
This iconic sculpture by Jean de Roncourt, which is arguably his most admired work, is more usually seen in spelter. However, a much smaller number were cast in bronze and this particular piece is a…
Square columnar glass vase from Legras MontJoye made at their Pantin glassworks around 1910. Primarily of clear glass, smooth on the inside and acid etched on the outer, giving a dappled and frosted appearance. Decorated…
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Plique-à-Jour Scarab Brooch*
Super Egyptian Revival winged scarab brooch in 935 silver and plique-à-jour enamel, with an oval carnelian cabochon set in the centre, the enamel reflecting the colour of the stone.
Further embellished with marcasite along the leading and trailing edges of the wings and forming the eyes.
A very well made brooch with the silver content clearly marked on the back.
Measuring approximately 5.75 cm wide and dating from the mid 1920’s.
A very similar brooch is illustrated on page 69 of the Egyptian Revival book by Dale Reeves Nichols.