Vintage Korda "Thief of Bagdad" Bib Necklace with Stones and EnamelingVintage Korda "Thief of Bagdad" Bib Necklace with Stones and EnamelingVintage Korda "Thief of Bagdad" Bib Necklace with Stones and EnamelingVintage Korda "Thief of Bagdad" Bib Necklace with Stones and EnamelingVintage Korda "Thief of Bagdad" Bib Necklace with Stones and EnamelingVintage Korda "Thief of Bagdad" Bib Necklace with Stones and EnamelingVintage Korda "Thief of Bagdad" Bib Necklace with Stones and EnamelingVintage Korda "Thief of Bagdad" Bib Necklace with Stones and EnamelingVintage Korda "Thief of Bagdad" Bib Necklace with Stones and Enameling

In 1940 a jittery audience was delighted by the fantasy movie "A Thief Of Bagdad" by Alexander Korda. The world was at war and the news was frightening. People needed a relief, even a temporary one. Thus the story of Abud (or Alladin as it is known today ) and the movie "The Thief of Bagdad" was conceived. It was an instant hit because of all the fantasy elements and the wonderful special effects. Alexander Korda, the director, paid particular attention to every detail and the clothing and jewelry were opulent, ornate and "over the top". Being a true capitalist, Korda saw an opportunity to merge consumer products with the cinema. Consequently he contracted with Rice Weiner to create a series of "Thief Of Bagdad" jewelry which replicated the jewelry from the movie. Women loved this exotic jewelry and it is even sought out now because of the continuing popularity of this Arabian tale. The jewelry is in a sense a "piece of history." Offering a fabulous long dripping bib style necklace adorned with sapphire blue colored navette stones and light blue enameling as well as faux pearls. Since platinum and other metals were needed for the war effort, the metal used here is a base metal that purposely has a wonderful antiqued patina. There is a lot of heavy silver work, lots of details and the ornate workmanship adds to the glamour of the piece. There are paisley shaped accents and the middle detail is very large and multi layered. It is not flat with a "flower" type cluster made of many blue sapphire stones all raised and domed. Cream colored pearls and light blue enameling give this middle section an appearance of abundant glamour. There is a dangling tear drop hanging from the center. The piece is mesmerizing to look at. The double chains on each side end at a old fashioned button clasp whereby a flat tab is inserted into the body. The back of the necklace is even decorated with tiny flowers in places. The "Thief of Bagdad Korda" identification plaque is on the back. The measurements of the necklace are 15"w(including the clasp) x 4"h x 1"d (at its highest). The necklace is in wonderful condition without any issues to note. This is the perfect necklace for anyone who loves beauty and respects history. There is a magical quality to it...who knows maybe when wearing it a "genie" will appear!!! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition

ITEM ID
RL-2016
ITEM SIZE
L
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
TYPE
Designer
COLOR
Blue
MATERIAL
Stone, Enamel

Vintage Korda "Thief of Bagdad" Bib Necklace with Stones and Enameling

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