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Egytian Revival Full Parure - Book Piece

Egytian Revival Full Parure - Book Piece


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Costume: Pre 1960: Item # 1160069

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The Pink Lady Collection
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Redlands
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909-312-1181

Guest Book
 $550.00 
This is a well-known and hard-to-find set in very good condition. It is shown on page 353 of Julia Carroll's book, Collecting Costume Jewelry 202. She feels that the set can be attributed to Hobe because a signed necklace was shown on line that matched exactly. However, this set is not marked, and I am not comfortable attributing unmarked vintage. So - we'll let it stand on its own merits which are considerable. First of all, the set is big - the larger of the figured pieces are 2" x 1 3/4". The necklace is adjustable - has a hook closure which can go into any of the circles at the end - so it goes up to 18 1/2". The front part with the Egyptian enameled metal and plastic figures is about 7 1/2" wide, and the rest of the necklace is a twisted gold colored mesh. The matching bracelet is 7 1/2" long with a push in clasp and safety chain. It is 1 1/2" wide. The earrings are clips and each one is 1 1/2" x 1". There are cobras and mummies, a little something for everyone! The set is in good condition - has some enamel wear mostly in the back enameling, but all in all, it is a great collector's set, and a hard one to find. NOTE: I have seen these sets where the seller claims that the plastic pieces were bakelite. However, these do not test positive for bakelite, so I am skeptical of those claims.