Vintage 1970's Eugene Bertolli for Napier Endangered Species Elephant Necklace.
This outstanding and rarely encountered piece is one in a series of four known.... (otter, fox, wild cat and elephant). This necklace is comprised of a gold tone twisted rope neck chain suspending a large rectangular gunmetal or pewter tone plaque pendant piece....designed into an openwork jungle theme background. The pendant piece is set with a very dimensional gold tone figural elephant in the foreground that is embellished with a tiny ruby red rhinestone eye. Creative use of contrasting meals tones make for a very visually interesting necklace. High quality, weighty and substantial piece.
Designed by Eugene Bertolli for Napier. Signed Napier on the back of the pendant piece.
Necklace measures 22 inches long. Pendant piece measures 2-3/8 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide.
Excellent vintage condition. Wild!