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Lindemann, Wilhelm (ed.).
Bengel Art Deco Schmuck / Bengel Art Deco Jewellery.

Stuttgart Arnoldsche Art Publishers: 2007.

"A geometric language of forms, influenced by Cubism and the aesthetic of the machine, colored plastic and chromium are synonymous with the Art Deco costume jewelry which was so popular in 1920s and 1930s Europe. Formerly classified by specialists as 'French jewelry', these Art Deco jewelry objects were actually made at the Jakob Bengel Chain and Bijouterie Wares Factory, founded in Idar-Oberstein in 1873! The jewelry produced by Bengel between 1931 and 1938 is distinguished from that of other makers by extraordinarily powerful innovation and a high degree of individuality. A mix of materials consisting of the colored plastic Galalith and chromium-plated metal is handled with a playfully light touch. Bengel jewelry was exported world-wide". Bengel jewelry was the subject of a pioneering (and now out of print) 2002 book based (as is this one) on the collection of Margarethe and Heribert Handel. This new companion volume illustrates many new acquisitions and previously unpublished pieces and features new research on the Bengel factory and history. German/English text.

Hardcover. 10"x12", 216 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. New.

Inventory #: 90430
Price: $ 85.00      

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