Art Nouveau Egyptian Revival Continental Silver Enameled Link Bracelet
During the 19th century, the discoveries of ancient archaeological finds influenced what is referred to as "archaeological revival jewelry," or "Egyptian revival jewelry." The initial Egyptian Revival period flourished from the 1820s onward and was inspired by ancient Egyptian imagery, such as the scarab beetle, sphinxes, pharaohs, and hieroglyphics.
A fabulous Egyptian Revival bracelet from the Art Nouveau (ca1900s) era! Crafted in .800 purity silver, this stylish piece features a variety of enameled designs which adorn the surface of fourteen colorful links. The bracelet is comprised of ankhs, hamsa, scarabs, scepters, lotus flowers, and a scene between two Egyptian-styled people. The enameling displays vibrant varieties of blue, gorgeous burnt oranges, earthy greens, and bright whites and reds, coming together to beautifully complement each other. A red and white enameled charm with a blue cinch, marked "800" on the reverse side, dangles from the bracelet next to its sterling spring ring clasp. This unique bracelet would be a fantastic addition to any Egyptian Revival collection!
Measurements: The bracelet measures approximately 8" long, fitting a larger wrist. It is about 1/2" at its widest points.
Condition: The bracelet remains in in overall great antique condition. There is minor wear to the enamel, commensurate with age, but it is free of significant chips and scratches. The spring ring is secure and in good working condition.