A unique pair of Egyptian Revival earrings, using 3000 year old mummy beads and with central Djed pillars. The beads and pillars are shabti, a blue-glazed earthenware used extensively in ancient Egypt for charms, figurines, amulets and these so-called mummy beads, which encased Egyptian mummies in a network. Djed pillars have a number of interpretations but are generally held to represent Osiris -try googling 'djed pillar' for more information. Three main periods of Egyptian Revival are circa 1805 with Napoleon's invasion and exploration of Egypt; the opening of the Suez canal by the Empress Eugenie in 1869, for which Verdi wrote Aida; and the discovery of Tutankhamen in 1923. These earrings probably date from then, and are 4 inches long, so make a statement! Height: 4 inches: 10 cms
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N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
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