Eloxal aluminum was used in Germany in the 1940s - 1960s to make these wonderful pieces. It was used in other countries as well but mainly Germany. Eloxal is the name given to this versatile lightweight aluminum that has a special non-corrosive finish that will not tarnish. You can't beat that! Eloxal is the abbreviation for electrolytic oxidation of aluminum. It looks much heavier than it is and was made into wonderful, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc.
This is an unusual piece of Eloxal in my estimation. It is a souvenir necklace from the Greek port town of Argostoli. On one side of the medallion is the Agion Theodoron Lighthouse (Fanari Lighthouse), and on the other side is the monument for the British administration built during British rule. It has the Greek Key design around both sides. Marbleized plastic inserts fit into the centers with cutouts of each monument that are glued in the centers. How unusual is that? This is a great collector item for those collecting Greek mementos and also collectors of Eloxal.
The chain is also made of Eloxal and is very lightweight. There really is nowhere for a maker or country mark to be placed so it remained unsigned. It is in great shape with some clear glue residue on the British monument side. At normal size, the photos are enlarged, you really have to be looking carefully to see it as it's clear.
The continuous chain is 26 1/2" long. The double sided medallion measures 2" in diameter.
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