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Posted 1 year ago

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DrFluffy
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Napier double dragon necklace. This is Circa 1960s-70s. Each dragon is large and have detailed designs on them. The double dragon pendant is 8? long and nice and wide. The chain adjusts up to 15?. I have seen gold version of this Necklace as well as bracelet here on CW... I am huge Napier fan and large necklaces... So when I saw this on ebay, I pounced as fast as I could... :)
About Napier:
The Napier Company got its start in North Attleboro, Massachusetts 1875, under the name Whitney and Rice, manufacturing silver men's watch chains. In 1882, the company became known as Carpenter and Bliss, and shortly thereafter it had become the E. A. Bliss Company. The company relocated to Meriden, Connecticut in 1890, after the company sustained rapid growth in the previous decade. During World War I (and again in World War II), they ceased production of jewellery, and instead focussed on producing war-related items, such as medallions and medals. Following World War I James H. Napier became the president of the company, and it became the Napier Bliss Company, finally taking the name by which it is now known, the Napier Company, in 1922. James Napier attended the 1925 World's Fair Exposition Internationale des Artes Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris, and brought back with him many designs and influences from Parisian and European fashion. James Napier led the company from 1920 to 1960. In the 1950s, the Napier Company presented First Lady Mamie Eisenhower with a bracelet bearing an elephant design, which was reputedly one of her favorite pieces of jewellery, and which she wore often,[1] and the Napier Company gifted the contestants of the 1955 Miss America Pageant with fashion jewellery.

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 1 year ago
    DrFluffy, I'm also a big Napier fan, they produce several Mickey pieces also over the years, the one that comes to mind is the "Brooch pin Mickey watch". Thanks for sharing this info about the Company.
    Kerry
  2. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Kerry, thanks for the love and info on the Mickey Watches too... I absolutely love your collection...
  3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 1 year ago
    Thank you, that's the "Best" complement I could ever hope for and receive.
  4. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Kerry... :)
  5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thank you Phil and Thomas...
  6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    stunning!!!
  7. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thank you Sean, GC and pops... I have actually worn this twice since I got it... It feels like I am wearing an armor :)
  8. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thank you Leah and Vet.
  9. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thanks Sarah... How have you been... haven't seen you on here for a few days.
  10. sarahoff sarahoff, 1 year ago
    I put in some extra hours at work, missed the whole CW crew:)
  11. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Well there was a lot of stuff going on here... It's finally calmed down a little :)
  12. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Val... thank you... Did your sisters love their presents?
  13. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Thanks Aims.
  14. TheNapierExpert TheNapierExpert, 24 days ago
    Hi gang ... Since the publication of my book, I was able to demonstrate that the historical accounting above info is not fully accurate . The info now on wiki is more accurate with some additionally editing needed to correct the history.
  15. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 23 days ago
    Thanks NapierExpert.

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