Floral brooch designs were a staple for The Napier Co. for decades. Mostly hand-wrought, these pieces are highly collectible. In 1935, Napier focused its summer collection on floral and leaf designs. These pieces were designed with white or colored porcelain beads, combined with leaf stampings in modern or realistic forms, or presented as floral sprays. Sometimes these designs utilized enamel flowers in place of the porcelain beads. Like the floral brooches of the 1950s, these floral sprays reached four to five inches in length, with the most popular designs in white and gold. Additionally, garland designs, most notably suited for a cape or evening jacket, were also featured in the collection. Shown is a collection of floral Napier brooches (1950s-1960s) featuring enamels, porcelain flowers—some combined with leaf stampings and all hand-wrought by the skilled staff of The Napier Co. Each piece will slightly vary from the next in a similar design due to the nature of the construction.
Floral brooch designs were a staple for The Napier Co. for decades. Mostly hand-wrought, these pieces are highly collectible. In 1935, Napier focused its summer collection on floral and leaf designs. These pieces were designed with white or colored porcelain
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