Art Deco Egyptian Revival Cufflinks
King Tut's Pool
| Elegant Art Deco cufflinks fit for a
pharaoh. Stylized lotus blossoms and reed-like bundles
surround a center of finely engraved concentric circles.
The design is evocative of the rippling waters of a pool
surrounded by lotus blossoms and papyrus stands. Created
by Bippart, Griscom in 14kt gold, circa 1925.
The discovery of King Tut's tomb in the early 1920s sparked a fascination with the arts and artifacts of ancient Egypt. The subsequent wave of egyptomania found expression in objects ranging from the smallest jewels to the majestic movie palaces of the Art Deco era.
The backs of these cufflinks are as well crafted as the fronts with solid cross bars and sturdy strap brackets securing the cufflinks on the cuff. Also note the smoothly polished surfaces and softly rounded edges, small details that show the care taken in creating these cufflinks.
The cross bars are stamped "14K" for the purity of the gold followed by the maker's mark of Bippart, Griscom & Osborn - a flaming torch lying horizontally. Bippart, Griscom was a maker of fine gold cufflinks and other jewels during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Name: King Tut's Pool
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