09-22-2013 10:21 AM
09-22-2013 10:47 AM
Very interesting Cali!
I read about Neiger Bros for the first time in "Baubles, buttons and beads ; the heritage of Bohemia" by Sibylle Jargstorf. Seeing examples of their work in that book piqued my curiosity ... since then I've been on the look out for more info about them and the jewelry they produced, so thanks for posting this site. Very useful. Esp. because Neiger pieces are getting more and more collectible.
A while back I bought a fantastic red glass necklace with scarab beads .... unfortunately incomplete. I suspect they might be Neiger Bros beads, they are so similar to the ones I've seen attributed to them. .
Isn't it great to find a piece and to trace its origins like this?? I think this is one of the reasons we are drawn to old jewelry.
09-22-2013 10:52 AM
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10-30-2013 06:33 PM
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10-30-2013 08:10 PM
What I was trying to say is the info online may or may not be correct and I would urge caution when referring to anything found there. I certainly would not spend much money without more information. Some of the the jewelry shown online for sale is not old and not worth what some are asking. It is not good when you see 6 necklaces that look the same except for color---not very likely to be 80 or so years old----I am just advising buyers to be VERY careful.
10-31-2013 08:06 AM
10-31-2013 08:33 AM - edited 10-31-2013 08:33 AM
Pat, I think it is great that people are reminded that whatever information you find on the internet should NEVER be taken at face value ... it should be checked and double checked with other references. I even try to double check information I find in books.
When it comes to vintage jewelryu the information that is available is ever changing, just like the names to so many of the techniques used to make them. Because new information is found and new "trend words" are recognized rather than the older non trendy techniques.
Thanks for the reminder.