Archive | May, 2020

Napier’s Diversity in Design

Napier had extremely diverse jewelry designs? It designed metals, color (rhinestone), pearls, and use multiple manufacturing techniques. It had its own modelmakers, toolmakers, and design department. Everything was in-house so that it could be responsive to the market and its customers’ needs. Napier often made small runs of designs, and hence it can be challenging […]

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The Napier Dynasty Collection

This collection, designed by Eugene Bertolli, was inspired by President Nixon’s visit to China in 1972. The presidential visit signified the first arrival of a U.S. president to visit the People’s Republic of China. This set consisted of two different pendant necklaces, two cuff designs, two earring designs, and a wide flexible mesh belt with […]

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Bliss Chatelaine

The Napier Co. began its history in North Attleboro, MA, in 1878 as The E. A Bliss Co. Sometimes written as The E. A. B. Co. This piece is from the company’s early history. This is a chatelaine holder made by The E. A. Bliss Co. E.A. Bliss Chatelaine Hook E.A. Bliss Chatelaine Hook Back

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