Scarab & Sterling Art Deco Brooch by Walter Lampl
3" x 1 1/2"
c.1925-1930 (based on signature in block lettering, per van Hoover)
van Hoover, p.17
This 1920s scarab brooch has sterling silver branches, leaves, and settings that support the flowers of chrysoprase, tiger’s eye, carnelian, amethyst and clear quartz glass, which all celebrate this quintessential Art Deco motif. This colorful and versatile brooch has a roll-over safety clasp. Walter Lampl’s pieces are coveted by collectors because of the high quality of his jewelry. This brooch brooch is no longer available, but a scarab bracelet is – scroll down to see it.
- W.E. Richards Jewelry, Vintage Bracelets, 1950s JewelryThis vintage scarab bracelet has sterling silver links and mounts with molded-glass stones. The colors are tiger’s eye, chrysoprase, carnelian, lapis lazuli, and variegated agates. This piece is a celebration of a quintessential Art Deco motif. By the well-known maker W.E. Richards, this jewel closes with a spring-ring clasp. The multi-colored agates are unusual, and the variety of colors and classic design make this bracelet extremely versatile. You could emphasize one of the colors by wearing earrings or a necklace that matches one of the stones. Scroll down to see some suggestions. My research on this maker's marks indicates that this piece was made in the 1950s, during an Art Deco Revival when scarab bracelets were again all the rage.USD$345.00