Original Art Deco Necklace by Jakob Bengel in Galalith
Original Art Deco Necklace by Jakob Bengel in Galalith

JAKOB BENGEL (founded c.1873)

Original Art Deco Necklace by Jakob Bengel in Galalith

c. 1935 Germany

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£465 gbp
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A delightful and original Art Deco Necklace by Jakob Bengel in Chrome with Black and marbleised White Galalith
1930s

The Jakob Bengel factory in Idar-Oberstein, Germany was abandoned in the Second World War and rediscovered in 2001. It is now a museum. Galalith was a patented alternative to Bakelite. Production of jewellery is said to have ceased in 1938 when all supplies of Galalith were required for use in the cockpits of Luftwaffe planes on account of its fire-retardant quality There are two books published on these Modernist, Bauhaus-inspired, designs.
Dimensions
Height 0.50 cm (0.20 inches)
Width 12.00 cm (4.72 inches)
Depth 18.00 cm (7.09 inches)
Medium
Chrome, Galalith
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