Offered is a fabulous, early enamel, Peking glass Czech Neiger necklace. This stunning old necklace has all the bells and whistles Neiger is famous for...... ornate filigree, jeweled links, enameling, beautiful faux jade green Peking art glass, bezel set stones with twisted rope trim, ornate backside ....... YEP..... it's all there!
This luscious piece of eye candy is quite substantial. It measures 31" around wearable length and hangs down 5" at the drop. This beauty is not signed, so would probably date to prior to 1915. These ostentatious pieces were most likely popular during the "gilded age" somewhere between 1900 -1915. They are sometimes referred to as dowager necklaces and I always think how proper one of these would have looked on Kathy Bates in the movie "Titanic". It has a bit of an ethnic design or Egyptian Revival vibe with the geometric shaped stones and bands of enameling.
This necklace is in very good vintage condition. There is no enamel loss. But higher up on the necklace where the jeweled links have rectangular stones, some of the stones are cracked and their is a tiny chip on one. I showed this in the to photos second to the last.
Photos show front and back. Stones are secure in their settings, non are loose. It is not readily noticeable except on close inspection. Also, on the triangular drops there are some micro sized nics at the to off the eye pin. Again, not readily noticeable, just trying to be as accurate as possible. Given the rareness of this design as well as the fact that this necklace is over 100 yrs old, a few minor flaws are totally forgivable.
Another thing I really like about this necklace is the silver tone. Many of the Neiger necklaces I find were done gilt. gold wash. It is unusual to find such a piece in a silver plate, so perhaps this was leading up to the Art Deco period. It is a beautiful, eye catching necklace. Ready to worn and loved again, or added to a collection!
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NEIGER Czech Glass Enamel Ornate Jeweled Necklace
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