This dainty delicate Egyptian revival bracelet is Czech in origin and believe due to construction, styling to be Neiger brothers. With the early hook closure and the egyptian motif this piece could date back to the 20's as the Egyptian craze spread globally .The brass metal panels with intricate filigree work are beautiful front and back. The Neigers demanded the jewelry be just as lovely from the back as the front so they did not use cover panels on the backs. The lovely carved Peking glass cabochons of scarabs and hieroglyphics alternating with the Egyptian heads then moons and stars. Overall this is in remarkable condition for its age. A wonderful addition to any collections and a step back in history as sad as it is. Ready for a new home new owner to be worn and shown.
Max and Norbert Neiger were two brothers living in Czechoslovakia who made wonderful jewelry with figural glass components in Gablonz, Czechoslovakia, from 1905 to the 1930s. As the Germans advanced near Gablonz in 1939, the two Jewish brothers left their factory and escaped to Bohemia, where they continued to produce jewelry in a scaled-down operation. They were later arrested in Prague and, in 1942, were exterminated by the Nazis at Auschwitz.
Neiger jewelry is characterized by beautiful Czech glass beads, and detailed metal bead caps & findings. The Neiger Brothers took advantage of the Egyptian Revival craze, beginning with the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in 1922. They further added more “exotic” lines, with Chinese and Indian motifs. They produced hypnotizing brooches, beautiful beaded necklaces and fascinating bracelets, all of the highest quality. Today, collectors have rediscovered Max and Norbert, and their tragic end has come back into the public eye, as buyers snap up their stunning wares.
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