These whimsical chrome earrings feature the texture and movement that characterized Machine Age design. The dangles remind me of screws! Note the metalwork on the back that holds the dangles. The original screw-backs are in place. Scroll down to see Machine Age pieces to wear with these wonderful earrings.
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.
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.
Red and black enamel decorate this chrome 1930s German Machine Age bracelet attributed to JakobBengel. (His pieces were not signed.) The articulation is superb. This bracelet closes with a spring-ring clasp. Scroll down to see one of his brickwork necklaces in the same color combination.
Lapis glass beads separated by decorative chrome links and a center Galalith(?) bead with chrome end caps form this German Machine Age necklace. The same piece in other colors has been attributed to Bengel by a British expert. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp, which may be a replacement (it is brass in color). The center bead has a minor flaw that probably occurred during manufacture. This small imperfection does not detract from the beauty or wearability of this necklace. Scroll down to see earrings and bracelets that coordinate with this piece.
This German Machine Age necklace has as its centerpiece a row of three arrow-shaped black Galalith plaques covered with chrome triangle panels, with a fourth plaque as a drop and a red Galalith cylindrical bead on both sides. The chain links and findings are chrome. This piece reminds me of the work of JakobBengel. I had four links removed from this necklace because I bought it for myself, but I saved the pieces for the future owner.
Although it's unsigned, this 1930s Mauerwerk (brickwork) necklace has been well documented as a piece by JakobBengel. It features red and black enamel on chrome with an attractive link chain and a spring-ring clasp. This Machine Age necklace is extremely flexible and can be worn on either side. This piece is from my personal collection. Scroll down to see a red and black enamel bracelet by the same maker as well as the same necklace in green and black.
Five polished chrysoprase-glass stones are separated by geometric chrome spacers that give this 1930s Art Deco necklace a real Machine Age look. The silver-tone paper-clip chain closes with a screw-in clasp. You can wear this necklace with my chrysoprase Art Deco earrings and my Machine Age bracelets -- scroll down to see them.
An unusual example of vintage German jewelry, this silver link Machine Age bracelet was made by Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF). This German company is best known for its Art Nouveau and Art Deco silver-plated tableware. This silver-plated link bracelet from the Ikora line closes with a hidden, tongue-in-groove clasp. The warm patina can be polished away, if you choose. This wonderful bracelet is attractive, yet neutral enough to be worn with a variety of attire for a range of day and evening activities. Scroll down to see some Machine Age necklaces to wear with this piece.
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.