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In 1956, the Fontana Sisters of Rome selected this piece to complement a gown featured during their Italian fashion show. The Napier Co. also custom made additional pieces for event that did not become part of the Napier line. The iridescent crystals (Napier’s preferred terminology) are as brilliant today as they were 75 years ago.

In 1956, the Fontana Sisters of Rome selected this piece to complement a gown featured during their Italian fashion show. The Napier Co. also custom made additional pieces for event that did not become part of the Napier line. The iridescent crystals (Napier’s preferred terminology) are as brilliant today as they were 75 years ago.from […]

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From our family to yours, we wish you the happiest of holidays. May you enjoy this card, courtesy of a special friend–The E. A. Bliss Co. 1912. We have books in ready-to-wrap boxes available for immediate shipping! Treat yourself to this treasure trove of information.

From our family to yours, we wish you the happiest of holidays. May you enjoy this card, courtesy of a special friend–The E. A. Bliss Co. 1912. We have books in ready-to-wrap boxes available for immediate shipping! Treat yourself to this treasure trove of information.from The Napier Book https://ift.tt/3cnbS9h

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The E. A. Bliss Co. (Napier’s predecessor) was known as a leader in hair combs. In 1901, The E. A. Bliss Co. recognized a growing fashion emphasis on hair and began to manufacture shell and celluloid combs. In 1902, the company patented a technique for setting rhinestones in celluloid. By 1903 the company was in full production and housed an entire comb department staffed with 50 men. Bliss’s designers traveled to Europe for design inspiration as part of its strategy to be at the forefront of design in the American market. The company, for nearly two decades, manufactured various styles of hair adornment. In 1920, the company registered the BLISS (in a shield) trademark to include celluloid, carved, or decorated combs. Although no ads have been seen post-1920, it can be hypothesized that there is a potential to discover information associated with hair comb manufacturing dating to the 1920s—including that under the Napier trade name.

The E. A. Bliss Co. (Napier’s predecessor) was known as a leader in hair combs. In 1901, The E. A. Bliss Co. recognized a growing fashion emphasis on hair and began to manufacture shell and celluloid combs. In 1902, the company patented a technique for setting rhinestones in celluloid. By 1903 the company was in […]

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Remember to purchase your Napier book. It comes in a ready-to-wrap box for gift giving. Over 1000 pages for $50.00 plus shipping. Below is an example of the wonderful beads used by The Napier Co. www.napierbook.com

Remember to purchase your Napier book. It comes in a ready-to-wrap box for gift giving. Over 1000 pages for $50.00 plus shipping. Below is an example of the wonderful beads used by The Napier Co. www.napierbook.comfrom The Napier Book https://ift.tt/3cnbS9h

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This is an important question we don’t get to ask that often, but it’s notably important to Melinda as the author of “The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry” What is your favorite part of the book and why? What has been most valuable to you as the reader?

This is an important question we don’t get to ask that often, but it’s notably important to Melinda as the author of “The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry” What is your favorite part of the book and why? What has been most valuable to you as the reader?from The Napier Book https://ift.tt/3cnbS9h

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Give yourself the gift of The Napier Book this holiday season. The book ships within one business day and comes in a gift-ready box for wrapping! www.napierbook.com. It’s really three books in one! 1000+ pages of fashion, the jewelry industry, and Napier history all in one text.

Give yourself the gift of The Napier Book this holiday season. The book ships within one business day and comes in a gift-ready box for wrapping! www.napierbook.com. It’s really three books in one! 1000+ pages of fashion, the jewelry industry, and Napier history all in one text.from The Napier Book https://ift.tt/3cnbS9h

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We have ONE book available for $40.00 plus $15.00 shipping. It has been lightly read with no signs of wear–like new with no outer wrapping! If you’d like to purchase it, write “SOLD” in comments and message us with your Paypal email address to be invoiced.

We have ONE book available for $40.00 plus $15.00 shipping. It has been lightly read with no signs of wear–like new with no outer wrapping! If you’d like to purchase it, write “SOLD” in comments and message us with your Paypal email address to be invoiced.from The Napier Book https://ift.tt/3cnbS9h

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Over the last seven years we have been a lender for the wonderful “Out of This World: Jewelry in the Space Age” traveling exhibit curated by Elyse Zorn Karlin. This exhibit has been shown at the Forbes Galleries New York, N.Y. the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA and now the Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville, GA. Mark and I invite you to watch this virtual opening and preview lecture. It has been an honor to share these bracelets as a tribute to the amazing jewelry designed by Napier. The lecture begins at approx 17:45. * *Disclosure: The necklace shown with the 1967 Napier “Saucer” bangle bracelets designed by Eugene Bertolli is actually a Trifari necklace and not Napier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsGobyVN_Nw

Over the last seven years we have been a lender for the wonderful “Out of This World: Jewelry in the Space Age” traveling exhibit curated by Elyse Zorn Karlin. This exhibit has been shown at the Forbes Galleries New York, N.Y. the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA and now the Tellus Science Museum, […]

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A grand display of three color versions featuring the Napier “Baroque” pendant/pin. A multi-layer piece with highly sculpted stampings surmounted by faux pearls and a large faceted rhinestone. These pendants measure nearly 3 1/2″ across. Designed by Eugene Bertolli. A prime example of the “Boutique” fashion jewelry of the 1950s. You can read more about these jewelry designs in our book, “The Napier C.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry.”

A grand display of three color versions featuring the Napier “Baroque” pendant/pin. A multi-layer piece with highly sculpted stampings surmounted by faux pearls and a large faceted rhinestone. These pendants measure nearly 3 1/2″ across. Designed by Eugene Bertolli. A prime example of the “Boutique” fashion jewelry of the 1950s. You can read more about […]

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