1920s Jakob Bengel Brickwork Necklace – SOLD

1920s Jakob Bengel Brickwork Necklace – SOLD

Jakob Bengel 1920s yellow and black cold painted enamel brickwork Necklace.  Bengel was famous for his chain linking designs and this is another one of his finest.  It is referred to as maerwerk (masonry) brickwork design, you will see many pictures of this design in either of the 2 Jakob Bengel books.  I have photographed this one against a similar one in the book, which is a slightly different design.

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They can be found in many colour ways, red, light and dark green, light and dark blue, black with the rarer more unusual colours being lime green, burnt orange and yellow. Very often they have black with another colour to enhance the pattern.

The brickwork pattern comes in 2 styles one where the ‘brick’ is curved and more rounded and this one where the brickwork panel is flat. You will notice in many of these designs that the panels aren’t all the same size. This was so curves, corners and graduated shapes could be created.

Often the paint is either missing completely or has started to chip but this is an excellent example.  This item was bought from a collector and hasn’t been worn in the 50 years that she has had it.

Bengel pieces aren’t signed, sometimes they may have a mark on the clasp ring which reads – ‘Guarantee’ as this one has, but that is as much as I’ve ever seen. I believe they did have swing tags, hence they were removed and thrown away before wearing.

Size: Necklace is 16″ long but could be extended by attaching more rings 

Condition: Excellent Antique

Date: 1920s

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1920s Jakob Bengel Brickwork Necklace – Book Piece – SOLD

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