Stunning Art Deco Neiger brothers lavaliere necklace celebrating the Egyptian revival period of the 20's with the discovery of King Tuts tomb. This impressive 34" long necklace boasts its original hand knotted silk stringing. The white uranium beads that do glow in blue light are inter spaced with Peking glass beads. All the beads were pressed and then hand carved the white with striations top to bottom and the Peking glass was hand carved with hieroglyphics. All the beads were antiqued with brown and white respectively it is known the Neiger brothers did not straight paint these beads but wiped off the color to add to the depth of the carving. The necklace is perfectly symmetrical down to the long lavaliere section that begins with the Egyptian figure and this section is 5" long. Just a wonderful example of the care and craftsmanship of the brothers. This piece has been loved and cared for to last in this condition with the beads all in wonderful condition. This piece of history is ready for a new home and to be worn and seen and the origins of the piece and the artists that created it remembered. A very special lady will wear this beautifully perhaps you or someone you wish to give that special gift to.
Max and Norbert Neiger were two Czech brothers who made wonderful jewelry with figural glass components in Gablonz, Czechoslovakia, in 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 lovely metal parts. 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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