Beautiful Art deco vintage necklace from the 1930s. This rare Neiger filigree green uranium glass necklace is not signed but is one of the classic ‘heavy filigree’ Neiger brothers designs. This necklace has chrome metal links with a strong spring ring clasp. Between each link are melon beads made of green uranium glass each with the filigree cap.
The overall effect is very light and dainty and the necklace is in excellent vintage condition. The metal is in great condition for its age and still has a lovely silver shine. It hangs around the neckline really nicely. See the photos of our model Eve to see what we mean.
The necklace is light and weighs just 15 grams. It measures 42 cm. Presented in a beautiful satin drawstring bag.
The most sought after jewellery produced in Gablonz was produced by the Neiger Brothers whose fine workmanship led the way for many of the Gurtler metalsmiths in Bohemia/ Czechoslovakia.
Max & Norbert Neiger were brothers who began making jewellery in 1900 and expanded to become world famous. They did not sign the jewellery and were copied a lot so many vintage sellers wrongly attribute designs to the Neigers. There are recognisable features of their work – not least the level of craftsmanship and quality of genuine Neiger pieces.
Uranium glass was made in the Gablonz region from the end of the 19th Century by adding a percentage of uranium within the coloured glass. The glass glows under a UV (ultraviolet light). See the photos to see how this necklace glows.