For sale here is a QUIRKY vintage 1920s 30s Art Deco Neiger Brothers handmade Czech glass beads on cord Egyptian Revival design necklace. A most unusual and fun design that will make an impression when worn! Here's a short bio of the Neiger Brothers that I found on the Vintage Vogue Team blog site...
Norbert Neiger graduated from the Gablonz, Poland technical school's bjouterie program in the early 20th century and started a jewelry company in the basement of the family home. After his early success his younger brother Max joined him in the business. Norbert ran the business and Max designed the jewelry and ran the workshop. After WWI the brothers focused solely on Max's designs, and also produced filigreed scent bottles. In 1926 they employed as many as 24 workers as demand from America and Europe for their jewelry was very high.
Neiger jewelry is characterized by beautiful Czech glass and lovely metal parts. Max designed the jewelry and the pieces were assembled by their workers. They also did not stamp their parts, but bought them from estamperies, or local metal crafting shops. This is one reason why identifying a true Neiger is so difficult.
Their best known works derive from the Egyptian design craze that began after the opening of King Tut's tomb in 1922. They also added other fanciful lines, with Chinese and Indian motifs. They produced "hypnotizing brooches, beautiful beaded necklaces and fascinating bracelets, all of the highest quality." (Value This Now Blog - 6/25/13). Their finishes were commonly gilded and rhodium plated. The designs were composed of small enamalled and stamped floral patterns set with glass stones. Not only did they not stamp their jewelry, but
with their success other local jewelry makers began to emulate their work -- the parts were available to all from the same local manufacturers from whom the Neigers bought. Though their competitors' jewelry does not equal theirs in workmanship or style, these practices are why today pieces are often described as being "attributed" to the Neigers instead of being given full recognition -- certainty is often difficult. The Neiger brothers came to a tragic end. When WWII began they moved their operations to Bohemia, thinking it would be safe. It was not.
Measures 32" total length by 3/4" at widest. Unmarked, but attributed to the Neiger Brothers according to style, construction, and materials. Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear as shown - see my photos for close-ups, read the description, and ask all questions prior to purchase. I am open to reasonable offers from serious buyers.
QUIRKY Vintage 1920s 30s ART DECO Handmade Czech Glass Beads on Cord Egyptian Revival Design NECKLACE
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