Favrile glass is a type of iridescent art glass developed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Patented in 1894, the glass has distinctive coloring which is ingrained into the glass itself, not just on the surface. It was traditionally used in Tiffany's stained-glass windows, vases and vessels.
Very unique and beautiful scarab earrings from the Art Nouveau (ca1910) era! These gorgeous and unusual earrings depict a vivid Tiffany Favrile art glass scarab beetle which is prong set within a 14kt yellow gold back. Each hangs from a simple gold topper which has a single diamond set in the center and hangs from gold earring wires. The beetles have a life-like appearance with a textured body and the color of each is absolutely exquisite. When moved in the light, the scarabs exhibit fabulous iridescent flashes of turquoise, aqua, magenta and golden hues. The back of each diamond topper is stamped "585" along with a makers mark. These wonderful and collectable earrings would make a fantastic addition to any collection!
Measurements: Each earring hangs 1 1/2" long, is slightly more than 1/2" wide, and a 1/4” thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to the glass scarab bugs and the diamond is intact.