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Jacob Bengel chrome and galalith necklace

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Posted 4 years ago


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So here you have some crappy pictures from a nice necklace I have, sorry for that.
Many years ago, I bought this nice necklace at a flea market in Antwerp, a nearby town. I paid 20 euros for it, which was a steal. Right away I saw it was art deco. It was only later I learned its a Jacob Bengel necklace.
Jacob Bengel was a locksmith in Idar Oberstein, Germany. He founded his company in 1873 and originally he made watch chains. During the Art Deco period he started using new materials like galalith and he made experimental jewelry. The pieces, catalogued 1924-1939, combined brass and chrome with geometric shapes of colored galalith.
What I find interesting about my necklace is that you can still see he was used to making watch chains.


  1. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    This is so beautiful! I've never seen it before. Thanks for sharing. Your photos are fine. I love it! My favorite color is green. I would wear it all the time.
  2. Newtimes Newtimes, 4 years ago
    Thanks a lot valentino, my favorite color is green too. I spend ages to find a matching green bakelite bangle :-)
  3. Newtimes Newtimes, 4 years ago
    Thanks kerry for the love
  4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
    You're welcome, never seen one quite like this, pretty neat design
  5. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    I love green and love this necklace....I learned something new today :)) TY
  6. Newtimes Newtimes, 4 years ago
    Thanks moonstonlover, vetraio50 and mustangtony for the love
  7. Newtimes Newtimes, 4 years ago
    And thanks bratjdd and petey too for loving my necklace
  8. Newtimes Newtimes, 4 years ago
    Bedankt Marga dat je mijn halssnoer leuk vindt.

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