Vtg Art Deco Machine Age Jakob Bengel Brick Link Chrome Bracelet
While this bracelet is not signed, the distinctive and sleek look of the interconnected “brick” links identify this piece as being made by Jakob Bengel. Inspired by modernism and the Industrial Age this bracelet has a cool and slinky feel on your wrist as it fluidly adjusts and moves when worn. This particular bracelet is unique for incorporating a firm box clasp (rather than a spring ring). This piece is fresh looking with a modest amount of wear and age. The chrome has a bright patina without any dents and a modest amount of surface wear and scratching on the outward facing links. The inward facing links have quite a bit of surface wear which can be seen in the last photo. There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape. (if the piece is not marked it is tested for silver content). Art Deco is one of the first truly international styles, that influenced the design of buildings, furniture, fashion and of course, jewelry. The movement was given a name from the international exposition of Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, that was held in Paris in 1925 and largely dedicated to the jewelry arts. Born out of ideas of modernism and the Industrial Age, this manifested into designs that used Cubisms bold abstraction and rectilinear shapes and combined them with intricate patterning, bold color and symmetry. High-end jewelry design houses like Cartier and Boucheron set the trends in gold and gemstones, which were then emulated by costume jewelry companies in glass or perhaps plastics, and brought to the masses. _gsrx_vers_837 GS 7.0.15 (837). The item “Vtg Art Deco Machine Age Jakob Bengel Brick Link Chrome Bracelet” is in sale since Saturday, May 30, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets”. The seller is “oxfordjewel” and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Style: Art Deco
- Metal: Chrome
- Jewelry Type: Bracelet