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Handsome original Jacob Bengel Art Deco Machine Age Galalith and chromed brass necklace. Chrome is very lightly worn on pendant.

Jakob Bengel - 1930s. Liberation of everyday, ‘artifical’ materials, those having no intrinsic value, for jewelry design was first possible in Europe in the early years of the 20th century. First-rate artists and designers experimented with everything that lent itself to jewelry - glass, horn, enamel, textiles, brass and other alloys, e.g., tombac; with hard rubber, celluloid, bakelite, paper, paint and wood. ‘Material snobbism’ was rejected by young designers; suited to Art Deco and Bauhaus

Jakob Bengel - Liberation of everyday, ‘artifical’ materials, those having no intrinsic value, for jewelry design was first possible in Europe in the early years of the century.

Jakob Bengel Art Deco necklaces, 1930s, Germany, Galalith plastic (similar to bakelite) and chrome. (Uploaded by Retroworx, most images from http://www.tademagallery.co.uk)

Jakob Bengel Art Deco necklaces, Germany, Galalith plastic (similar to…

3 Jakob Bengel Brooches by gillianhorsup, via Flickr

3 Jakob Bengel Brooches Inspired by French Avant-Garde and other fashion trendsetters such as Coco Chanel, Bengel started to produce experimental jewelry. The pieces, catalogued combined brass and chrome with geometric shapes of colored galalith.

Jakob Bengel Art Deco Chromium-plated Galalith Bangle Bracelet (marked 'Tchechoslovaquie') 1933

The Art of Vintage Jewelry and Design: Jakob Bengel Art Deco Modernist Jewelry

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