Vintage Art Nouveau Czechoslovakian stunning topaz rhinestone and poured and cut glass bead lavaliere necklace with delicate floral motif. The beads show off their style of construction with every one being slightly different and of course no press lines. This lovely bohemian piece boasts intricate brass metalwork with interlocking links holding the hand cut faceted beads in both light and dark topaz. The lavaliere pendant is a large prong set cut center stone with wonderful facets catching the light as there is no backing on this hand cut stone. Surrounding the center stone are 6 delicate flowers with white enameling on the petals and topaz stones as the center of the flower. The top and bottom of this pendant are decorated with fine brass leaves with painting that was partially removed to show the detail in the leaves. This is not wear it was done by design so give the detail a voice. The entire back is ornate brass. The clasp is a early single ear spring clasp that is functional. The overall length of the necklace is 16" with the drop being 2 1/4" long. This piece is in remarkable shape for its age with the cut glass beads looking great I did not see any chips or damage. Just a stunning piece of yesteryear and would grace any collection. If you like the pictures you will love it in person as the photos do not do this justice.
Just a note i have to add is that this piece could be attributed to the Neiger brothers with a couple of qualifiers.... First the antiquing of the enamel paints.. they did this all the time to show off the detail ............. 2nd The back of the pendant is as lovely and ornate as the front,,, Neiger demanded this.....there are no cover plates on the back as so much extra care was given to the design and construction. 3rd heavy high end metal used that has well stood the test of time. Lastly the fine poured beads and hand cutting that brings out ever nuance of color. That being said as this piece is not signed,,,,,,,,,,,,Neigers signed almost nothing......So I will let you decide.......................... No matter this is a timeless piece for a timeless collection. Enjoy
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