Antique Art Deco Egyptian Revival Carved Celluloid, Pressed Glass, Horn & Nut Beads Necklace. Rare Unusual Unique Collector.
A Really UNUSUAL and Very RARE Piece!
Antique Art Deco Egyptian Revival carved celluloid, pressed glass, horn and nutshell beads chunky necklace. The two long beads at the front are made from celluloid, carved in an Egyptian design. There is crackling on the surface of these beads commensurate with age. The central bead is made from carved horn. There are three nutshells on either side and then the rectangular beads are again made from celluloid and carved with an Egyptian design. The beige patterned beads closer to the clasp are made from poured glass.
The necklace fastens with a screw barrel clasp, but may be long enough to go over the head without undoing the clasp (depending on head size). It is threaded on the original cat gut thread and still seems strong, but it may benefit from re-threading. I personally would prefer the glass beads to be closer to the front – but I will leave this to the buyer to do as they choose.
There have been many Egyptian Revivals, but probably the most notable was in the 1920’s when King Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. This generated an enormous amount of interest and the world went crazy for all things with an ancient Egyptian theme.
EVERYTHING IS ALL ORIGINAL
Necklace measures approximately: 23.25″ or 59cm
The long beads measure approximately: 53.9mm
The glass beads measure approximately: 18mm
Heavy, Weight: 124g
in Very Good Antique Condition
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