An 18k gold and hard stone scarab bracelet
Custom made piece. Forged Egyptian style fine gold band with a hinge to one side. Set with polished relief plaques in turquois, lapis lazuli, carnelian, and chalcedony and a large carved lapis lazuli scarab. In the original box. Hallmarks: Fineness 750, maker's mark "M". Diameter 5 x 5,5 cm. Gewicht 110,04 g.
Hildesheim, Goldschmiede Maertens, 1970s.
In 1976, the Roemer-Pelizäus-Museum in Hildesheim organised an exhibition of Egyptian antiquities under the title "Echnaton-Nofretete-Tutanchamun". The previous owner of this piece was so impressed by the works on show at the exhibition that she commissioned Goldschmiede Märtens to produce a replica of the famous bracelet of Tutankhamun.