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Sensational Silver Gilt Sarcophagus Charm
Sensational Silver Gilt Sarcophagus Charm
Sensational Silver Gilt Sarcophagus Charm
Sensational Silver Gilt Sarcophagus Charm
Sensational Silver Gilt Sarcophagus Charm
Sensational Silver Gilt Sarcophagus Charm
Sensational Silver Gilt Sarcophagus Charm
Sensational Silver Gilt Sarcophagus Charm
Sensational Silver Gilt Sarcophagus Charm
Sensational Silver Gilt Sarcophagus Charm

Sensational Silver Gilt Sarcophagus Charm

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For as long as people have been discovering ancient artifacts, we've been trying to emulate their styles and techniques. We can especially see this every time discoveries were made of Egyptian antiquities - Napoleon's forays into Egypt and the 1809-1826 publication of "Description de l'Égypte" launched inspired styles in the early Victorian era, and the 1922 discovery of King Tutankhamun spurred a bout of Egyptomania in the Art Deco period through mid-century.

This miniature piece - an exact double of our 18k version - has been modelled in silver and gold plated, and decorated with colourful enamel. Nestled inside is a tiny base metal mummy, also enameled. The charm snaps closed with a satisfying click. We are always so excited to find matches of older pieces - often it feels like antiques and vintage was all one of a kind, because so little survives, but there is a rich tradition of production jewelry and finding styles like this help to tell the story of pieces being made to appeal to lovers of history and jewelry in different classes and with different budgets.

We love this charm on a bracelet full of treasures, or worn alone on a chain as a pendant. Let the little sarcophagus serve as a reminder to keep an curious mind and open heart to cultures of different places and times, or even as memento mori - that this precious life is fleeting and we are all mere mortals. YOLO!

Details:
• Silver gilt sarcophagus, unstamped but tested, with base metal mummy
• 18.7mm x 5.2mm x 4.2mm
• 1.4g
• Please select from the drop down menu, all chains are new-stock sterling silver or 10k yellow gold curb link

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