1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style
1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style

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1900s Rare Egyptian Revival 14k 77.88 CT Favrile Glass Scarab Ring in the Tiffany Studios Style

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General Information:

  • US Size: Right between a 9.00 and a 9.50
  • Total Carat Weight: 77.88 ct
  • Precious Metal Material: 14k Yellow Gold
  • Dimensions: 35.4 mm north to south; 23.5 mm east to west; 13.2 mm deep/rise from the finger; band width tapers from ~6.0 mm to 5.5 mm at its base
  • Weight: 22.0 grams
  • Markings: 14k
  • Era: c. 1890-1910 glass scarab; gold could be later 
  • Buyer Notes: This ring is beautifully made of components that appear to date to various periods of time, making a precise date range difficult to nail down. It is a custom-made, large and weighty piece, and shows wear commensurate with its age and lifetimes of affectionate use.

Specifications: 

  • Center Stone Type: circa 1890-1910 authentic favrile glass
  • Center Stone Count: One (1)
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: Estimated 77.88 ct
  • Center Stone Dimensions: 35.0 x 19.5 x 11.5 mm
  • Center Stone Shape: Handcrafted oval glass “cabochon”

The Story:

Hand blown and fashioned around the turn of the century, this oversized favrile glass scarab boasts an iridescent greenish-blue and teal. It is very clearly in the style of Tiffany & Co. Studios, who famously manufactured tinier versions that could be purchased loose and mounted however the buyer pleased. Other global competitors followed Tiffany’s lead and crafted their own variations, including Steuben (aurene glass) and Loetz. This piece could be signed on its base, which is hidden from the eye in its backed bezel setting. Even if it is not, it is important to remember that both Steuben and Loetz sold countless pieces unsigned, and though rarer, Tiffany pieces are also known to be authenticated unsigned. 

Egyptian Revival jewelry, including and perhaps most memorably scarabs, gained popularity by the 1880s with the opening of the Suez Canal a few decades prior. The style began to trend again, and certainly influenced, the Art Deco period following the discovery of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen in 1922. For market context of period favrile glass scarab jewelry, consider the following: In 2011, PBS’ Antiques Roadshow appraised a necklace decorated with a trio of Tiffany favrile glass scarabs-- each one half the size of this one in the listing-- for $8,000 to $10,000 retail value. Such glass scarab pieces have remained desirable, and an authentic pre-1920 scarab ring of such an impressive size is a definite rarity today.

This glass scarab is bezel set in buttery 14k gold, the bezel rim fitted to the silhouette’s undulations, and the back of the scarab backed entirely in gold. The scarab appears to float atop the shank, with swirling shoulder components that cleverly connect the shank to the beetle’s bezel. The design is handsome and unique, and feels as if it could be in an ancient Egyptian style. Though bezeled, there are supplementary prongs that cling to the face of the glass; there were originally four prongs, though one has been lost to time. Even so, the beetle is not at all loose in its setting. It is possible that the gold backing and accompanying shank were added later, but still date as vintage. 

Additionally, there is a small, dull chip below the top left prong when viewing the scarab straight-on (shown in the fourth photo just under the upper prong). This chip is stable and is not a threat to the glass’ strength and integrity. Further, it is not at all sharp to the touch, so the ring is perfectly wearable despite its presence. Because of the glass’ iridescence, the chip is quite nicely disguised. Note, too, that the diagonal 'lines' that sweep across the glass surface are from the molding of the glass and are not scratches.

This scarab is notable for its incredible coloration, the glass’ nature allowing light to fill it and pass through, enlivening the iridescent green, gold and bluish hues. The glass has a royal purple, indigo and cobalt blue sheen when angled in the light, and in low lighting, these colors appear intensified. Its massive scale is also of note: while most glass scarab jewelry of this era is far smaller, this piece is a whopping 35.2 mm north to south, and 23.5 mm east to west. The scarab’s design makes it a three-dimensional sculpture, a wearable work of art that cannot help but draw the eye and beckon conversation. It is nothing short of bold, and is the ideal statement piece, rich in history and curious style. This favrile glass insect ring is heavy, lavish and indubitably striking.

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