Silver Link 1930s Ikora Bracelet by WMF
Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF)
7 1/8" x 3/4"
Dry-v. Zezschwitz, p.78
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 concealed clasp. The warm patina is the result of the oxidation process the jewelry department used in its manufacturing. 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.
Vintage Necklaces, 1930s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis Machine Age chrome necklace has at its center cobalt-blue-glass beads, pierced-chrome balls, and blue-plastic rings. Decorative chrome links dotted with an additional bead on each side complete this 1930s treasure. It closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This piece is probably European in origin and is perfect for women who wear cool colors. Scroll down to see a selection of bracelets that compliment this fabulous and fun jewel.$ 275
Vintage Necklaces, 1930s Jewelry, Unsigned JewelryThis 1930s chrysoprase necklace has five polished-glass stones separated by geometric stacks of chrome spacers that give it a real Machine Age look. The silver-tone chain with alternating flat and wavy links closes with a screw-barrel clasp. I think this piece is European in origin. Scroll down to see chrysoprase Art Deco earrings and a Machine Age bracelet to wear with this necklace.$ 225
Vintage Necklaces, 1930s Jewelry, Jakob Bengel JewelryThis lapis bead necklace in a 1930s German Machine Age design was probably made by Jakob Bengel. It has glass beads separated by decorative chrome links and a center Galalith(?) bead with chrome end caps. The same piece in other colors has been attributed to Bengel by a British expert. (This maker’s jewelry was never signed.) 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 jewel. Scroll down to see coordinating bracelets. Perfect adornments for those who wear cool colors.$ 185