Excellent (minor fading on some links only visible up close)
"GARANTIE" on jump ring next to clasp
See Weber-Stöber, p.106 for the same necklace partly laquered
This chromium-plated brass necklace in the well-known Mauerwerk(brickwork) pattern by JakobBengel is the epitome of German Machine Age design. This piece, which closes with a spring-ring clasp, feels very slinky. You can wear this necklace on either side.
Blue-glass beads are separated by chrome balls and knots of textured chrome wire in this 1930s Art Deco bracelet. It closes with a spring-ring clasp. The textured knots add interest and a Machine-Age look and feel. Wear this versatile bracelet with casual or office attire.
This 1930s Art Deco bracelet has alternating polished and textured chrome elements fashioned in a Machine Age motif. The textured sections, which are nearly one-half inch high, make this piece very three-dimensional. This bracelet closes with a spring-ring clasp and goes with just about everything. And it's fun to wear! Scroll down to see a selection of Machine Age necklaces that look great with this bracelet.
The combination of sapphire glass stones with blue and white enameled chevrons make this chrome 1930s Art Deco necklace extraordinary. It closes with a spring-ring clasp. All of the enamel is present and in great shape. Any blank spaces are simply the glare from the lights needed for the photos. This necklace looks lovely with the sapphire Art Deco pieces shown below — scroll down to take a look.
Although it's unsigned, this 1930s Mauerwerk(brickwork) necklace has been well-documented as a JakobBengel piece. It features green and black enamel on chrome with an attractive link chain and a spring-ring clasp. This German Machine Age necklace is extremely flexible and can be worn on either side. Scroll down to see the same necklace in red and black.
Two strands of faceted oval glass beads with glass spacers fasten with a sterling silver filigree clasp in this elegant 1920s Art Deco necklace. The clasp is set with a crystal stone and can be worn in front, on the side or in the back. Any of my Art Deco crystal earrings would look great with this lovely necklace.
This blue and green glass bead 1950s necklace is another example of Hattie Carnegie's extraordinary flare with beads. Here most beads are bi-color. The shapes and sizes vary, and the predominant colors are interspersed with white and clear beads and clear crystal spacers. This necklace has substantial weight and an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp.