Neiger Brother Art Deco Aztec Necklace
Neiger pieces are arguably Czechoslovakia's most sought after glass jewellery designs of the 20th century. Max and Norbert Neiger started their jewellery making business in the basement of their family home in 1900.
Their creative and innovative designs were inspired by the many archaeological discoveries at the time as well as newly opened trade route with China and India.
Their designs reached their peak in the Art Deco period with their famous scarab beads following the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922.
Neiger brothers pieces are extremely sought after given the jewellery company did not survive WW2. They, along with all of their families, tragically died at the hands of the Nazies in the Aushwitz concentration camp.
This stunning necklace was inspired by Astex architecture. It features imitation. jade glass beads alongside silver coloured metal stampings.
This necklace is not suitable for anyone with a nickle allergy as it is costume jewellery and we cannot be sure of the base metal allow.
This necklace should be kept away from chemicals and not worn in the shower etc. Care should be taken when wearing the necklace given the glass pieces. I would recommend cleaning the necklace with a damp cloth or jewellery polish cloth. Be sure dry the necklace completely to prevent any damage.
Condition: Excellent condition - It is extremely rare to find Neiger pieces with the original screw clasp and all glass components without chips or craps. This is a true collectors piece which packs a ton of history.
The necklace measures approx 40cm in length (excluding the hanging bottom metal component).
The green glass panels measure approx 1.5 x 1.3.
Hallmarks: None which is typical of Neiger designs.
Materials: Base metal, Glass