This fabulous, vintage 1950s (specifically 1955), signed Napier drippy crystal and gold plated necklace is a mint condition beauty, unworn with its original Lord & Taylor $230 price tag still attached. Designed by Eugene Bertolli for Napier. Necklace has five gold plated filigree, scalloped panels, hand wired with round and bell shaped clear faceted crystals, with fourteen large bell crystals dangling from the center and flanking panels.
Wearable length of necklace with foldover clasp is 15.75" inches.
This neat piece is featured in Melinda Lewis' tome of a book, The Napier Company: DEFINING 20th CENTURY AMERICAN COSTUME JEWELRY (See last photo), page 326.
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