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.”from The Napier Book https://ift.tt/3cnbS9h
The Napier company made banks for decades until it stopped production 1976. However, the company continued the sale of its giftware line reserved stock, including banks, until 1980. This is a fun bank we have never seen other than this ad dated “1942.” What is your favorite Napier bank? Show & Tell!
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