Egyptian Revival Cufflinks
| Platinum borders with stylized lotus blossoms
and splayed papyrus fronds. The yellow gold centers of the
cufflinks feature smaller lotus blossoms surrounding on one side
a bright blue sapphire set in platinum and on other a radiant
sun burst motif. The mysteries and ruins of ancient Egypt
long inspired jewelers and architects (think of the grand movie
palaces of the 1920s and 1930s). The discovery of King Tut's
tomb in 1922 gave impetus to the Egyptian Revival style of the
Art Deco era. Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold, circa
The backs of the cufflinks are well crafted in 14kt yellow gold. The gold is polished to a bright finish (please excuse the shadowy spots which are reflections from my camera). The cufflinks are secured on the cuff with sturdy capped brackets and dramatic winged bridges. The winged bridges are a hidden detail that fit well with the Egyptian Revival theme.
The bridges are stamped "PLAT & 14K" for the purity of the platinum and gold. The maker of these fine cufflinks has not been identified, but one possibility is Charles Keller & Co., a maker of gold and platinum cufflinks during the Art Deco period.
Name: Egyptian Revival
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