Art Deco Pharaoh Stickpin
Art Deco Pharaoh
| A pharaoh peers intently to his right framed by
the Art Deco geometry of his striking headdress. Below a
small pearl is cradled in an upturned "C" scroll or, perhaps, it
is an ornamental torque. A classic example of the Art Deco
fondness for re-imagining the ancient past with a modern
flair. Created by Bippart, Griscom & Osborn in 14kt
gold circa 1925.
The arts and architecture of ancient Egypt have been an enduring source of inspiration for succeeding cultures. In the early Art Deco period interest in ancient Egypt peaked with the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922. This passion for the past during the Jazz Age gave rise to everything from luxurious movie palaces fit for a pharaoh to small, finely crafted of jewels with a distinctly Egyptian flavor. This regal stickpin with its bold design and striking geometry is an elegant example.
The reverse of the stickpin is solidly crafted in 14kt
gold. A sturdy pin stem anchored to the back with a
collet setting secures the stickpin when worn. One side
of the pin stem is stamped "14K" for the purity of the gold
and with the maker's mark of Bippart, Griscom (a flaming torch
lying on its side). Bippart, Griscom was a maker of fine
stickpins and other jewels from the late 19th century into the
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