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Signed Vintage Napier Costume Jewelry


Napier is a designer whose pieces I rarely come across. The latest book on "The Napier Co., Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry" chronicles the history of its management, manufacturing, marketing, and most importantly, the unparalleled beauty of its jewelry. With approximately 4000 pictures and over 250,000 words of text and descriptions, you will be taken step-by-step, decade by decade, through the development of the Napier style. As a collector, you will learn to recognize the findings, materials, and designs to appropriately circa-date the Napier jewelry in which you are investing.As a lover of jewelry, you will enjoy the drama and excitement of the trials, tribulations, and breakthroughs at each stage of the Napier journey. In the end, you will have a deep and lasting appreciation of the romantic story infused into the metal, gemstones, crystals, cabochons, and elegance of each piece of Napier jewelry that you own or are considering owning. Estimated delivery of the printed book is March 2013. The book can be preordered by clicking on the link below.

 
The Napier Co., Defining 20th Century American Costume JewelryThe Napier Co., Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry, Melinda L. Lewis with Henry Swen, Expected Release March 2013,  Life by Design Publishing
Below are examples of some wonderful vintage Napier jewelry I have had and sold including a fabulous 1923 NAPIER Egyptian Influence Necklace.

[Click on the thumbnails for larger, more detailed images.]
1923 NAPIER Egyptian Influence Necklace. This rare NAPIER necklace extolls the Egyptian influence of the time. It is comprised of silver-plated stamped metal plates connected with oval links. Faceted pseudo lapis cabochons each mounted in a hammered setting enhance the pendant. Superb ! [SOLD]Napier Egyptian Revival necklace
Late 1940 to Early 1950's NAPIER Arte Moderne Necklace and Earrings. Silver-tone adjustable length choker/necklace with matching clipback earrings with polished "hooks" are outlined with a double twisted rope design. Signed NAPIER on hook closure on necklace and NAPIER PAT. PEND. on each earring clip. necklace: length (adjustable to): 16-3/4", width: 1-1/8"; earrings: width: 1-1/8", height: 1-1/2".  [ SOLD ]Napier Arte Moderne set
Vintage NAPIER Silver-plated Lucite Fruits Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings. The necklace on this dynamite set has a double-link silver-plated chain with three cornflower blue lucite fruits hanging from the center at equal increments, each capped with silver-plated "fingers" and topped with a moveable curlique. The bracelet is identical with only one fruit. All pieces signed NAPIER. [There is a pair of earrings I will include. One earring is perfect; the other definitely needs resoldering but can be fixed. There is minor loss of silver-plate on the necklace chain extension.] necklace: chain length: 18"; center drops: width: 2", length: 4"; bracelet: length: 7".  [ SOLD ]Vintage NAPIER Silver-plated Lucite Fruits Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings
Vintage Napier Rhinestone Christmas Bell Pin in Original Box. Brilliant emerald green navettes, and red and clear round rhinestones, decorate this open-work gold-plated bell pin by Napier with an emerald green round rhinestone set in the striker and at the top. Signed © Napier on an impressed oval plaque on reverse. Comes in its original box. width: 1-3/4", height: 2".   signature,   bell in box,   box signature,   box closed  [ SOLD ]Vintage Napier Rhinestone Christmas Bell Pin in Original Box
Vintage Napier Jewelry Enameled Parure, Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings. Super unused NOS 1960s vintage Napier scrolled open-link necklace, bracelet and matching pierced pendant earrings with polished gold-plated metal. The colors of the enameling are latte and extra cream colored coffee. Earrings signed NAPIER © in block letters. Bracelet and necklace/choker signed Napier PAT. 4,774,743. Necklace and bracelet have fold-over clasp closure. necklace: length: 17-1/4", width: 1/2"; bracelet: length: 7-1/4", width: 1/2"; earrings: length: 1-5/8", width: 1-3/8".   back with signatureVintage Napier Jewelry Enameled Parure, Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings

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