Egyptian themes had two distinct periods in jewellery: from 1820 to 1850 and the revival period with the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922. There were scatterings of interest between the two periods, as evidenced by this circa 1880 brooch. Though the enamel looks more to me like it may have a bit of influence from the mosaics of the Grand Tours so popular at the time, and the Etruscan work made famous by Castellani and Guiliano. Regardless, it’s a very pretty little piece regardless of period or attribution.
It’s made available by Maryland’s Acanthus Antiques, who note, “A fine large 14K gold Victorian period Egyptian revival brooch. The piece has sky and cobalt blue enamel decoration. The back has a hook which could have held a watch or a tassel. The brooch tests 14K but has no marks. Condition is excellent. Circa: 1880. Dimensions: Width: 3 1/4″, Height: 9/16″, Weight: 13.5 grams.”
This is selling for USD$950.