Mazer Brothers of New York (circa 1926-1951) produced some of the best quality costume jewelry of the day. Designs, materials and construction rivaled that of fine. The firm's roster of talented designers included Marcel Boucher of Cartier. The family split in 1946, variously renamed Joseph Mazer, Mazer and Jomaz. Operations ceased in 1981.
The necklace presented, circa 1940s-1951, features bilateral necklace links set with brilliant blue baguette rhinestones. Lustrous gold tone end bars are capped with clear princess or square cut rhinestones while a silver tone fold over clasp set with clear chaton rhinestones secures. At center Art Moderne influence intervenes with a shiny golden asymmetrical swoosh overlaid by a ribbon of graduated square cut blue rhinestones, tapered clear baguettes, accent chaton rhinestones and a single clear princess cut rhinestone. At opposite end a bridge of clear baguette rhinestones, accent chaton rhinestones and a single clear square cut rhinestone embellish. Suspended on stems of clear baguette and chaton rhinestones, two sizes of icy blue dentelle faceted pear shaped rhinestones (sometimes termed as briolette or pendeloque) dangle.
The necklace is a fixed approximate 14 inches with fold over clasp. Decorative center spans about 2 1/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches at it's longest point. Blue baguette rhinestones are approximately 5 millimeters x 3 millimeters. Blue pear shaped dangles are 10 millimeters and 8 millimeters. Weight of the necklace is about 26 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All rhinestones free from chips, nicks, cracks or breaks. All secure within settings. Icy blue rhinestones retain color and sparkle. "White" rhinestones remain clear and brilliant. All links and connections secure. Two piece construction is attached via a screw on reverse (a signature construction feature oft seen in Mazer Bros and early Boucher jewelry.) All lustrous gold tone finish intact, front and back. Clasp secure. Clean. No damage / no repairs. Minimal wear. Excellent vintage.
Original fold over clasp signed: " MAZER BROS." Reverse of one end link hand etched with "103X117" perhaps a stone setter or inventory identification code. Circa 1940s-1951.
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