1930s Art Deco Sterling Silver Scarab Bracelet
Who could be bugged by receiving this vibrant Egyptian revival sterling silver glass scarab bracelet? Representing the concept of rebirth and renewal, the scarab is a classic image in Egyptian revival jewelry. What is especially interesting about this piece is the distinctly Art Deco interpretation of the traditional scarab motif; it's Cleopatra meets Daisy Buchanan. This piece features five molded glass scarabs, in black, rust, cobalt blue, green, and purple, set in sterling silver. Each scarab is connected by two flat, linear incised links and a jump ring. The bracelet is joined by a spring ring clasp marked “STERLING”.
The bracelet is in excellent vintage condition. It appears it was never worn. A note on the nature of this type of molded glass: you will see air bubbles, an occasional rough spot, and striations, this is original to the piece and not a flaw (see photos). The bracelet measures approximately 8 1/8” inches long. Each scarab measures approximately 17mm long, 14mm wide and 5mm deep.