Signed Made in Italy, by Coppola e Toppo
Superbly woven deep red crystal collar or bib necklace created by the famous brother and sister design duo known as Coppola e Toppo (Bruno Coppola and Lyda Coppola Toppo).
The large accenting faceted beads are plastic. If these beads were crystal they would make the necklace too heavy to wear. There are no large beads missing.
The clasp is typically Coppola e Toppo. It’s heavily beaded and attaches with hook and adjustable chain.
Can be seen in Costume Jewelry The Great Pretenders by Kelley and Schiffer on page 51. It is also in Deanna Farneti Cera's book Fashion Jewels Coppola e Toppo without the large beads on page 128 in blue.
In excellent condition. Signed Made in Italy, by Coppola e Toppo.
Circa 1960. Necklace is 3” wide and 15” plus 2½” extension chain. Matching earring are pictured and listed separately in my shop.
FYI Lyda was also a design consultant to Swarovski and collaborated with couturiers Pucci and Valentino.
Please remember that all our jewelry is pre-owned and the condition is very good to excellent with no evidence of misuse unless stated.
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