Red & Black Enamel Necklace by Jakob Bengel
Length: 16 3/8"; centerpiece: 3 1/4" x 1"
None (Bengel pieces were not signed)
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This red and black enamel necklace is unsigned. Even so, it has been well-documented as a Mauerwerk (brickwork) piece by Jakob Bengel. It features 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 and a pair of earrings by the same maker, as well as the same style necklace with green-and-black enamel.
Vintage Necklaces, 1930s Jewelry, Jakob Bengel JewelryAlthough it's unsigned, this 1930s Mauerwerk (brickwork) necklace has been well-documented as a Jakob Bengel creation. This necklace features green and black enamel on chrome, with an attractive link chain and a spring-ring clasp. This German Machine Age piece is extremely flexible and can be worn on either side. Scroll down to see the same necklace in red and black.$ 395
Vintage Earrings, 1930s Jewelry, Jakob Bengel JewelryThese Jakob Bengel earrings feature raised black Galalith triangles with red Galalith slots. The chrome settings envelope the stones. A stack of chrome disks completes the design. I purchased these earrings from a Bengel expert in the UK. They came with their unmarked ear wires with lever backs for pierced ears, so I am unaware of the metal content. If you require sterling silver, a competent jeweler could switch the ear wires. Scroll down to see Jakob Bengel pieces that work beautifully with these earrings.$ 295
Vintage Bracelets, 1930s Jewelry, Jakob Bengel JewelryRed and black enamel decorate this chrome 1930s German Machine Age bracelet attributed to Jakob Bengel. The articulation is superb. This bracelet closes with a spring-ring clasp. Scroll down to see one of his brickwork necklaces and a pair of his earrings, both in the same color combination.$ 325