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Antique Vintage Art Deco NEIGER Brothers Bohemian Czech Uranium Beads Egyptian Revival Long Flapper Necklace. Hand Knotted. Collector.

Circa 1920’s


Perfect For a Collector… or to Wear and Enjoy!

A beautiful antique Bohemian Czech NEIGER BROTHERS Egyptian Revival uranium long flapper necklace.  The necklace is made up of off-white uranium poured glass beads with stylised markings and carnelian glass oval beads, also with uranium content.  The carnelian glass beads expertly imitate real carnelian.  It’s worth noting that the uranium is totally harmless – apparently there is more uranium in a bottle of mineral water!


The necklace is hand-knotted, denoting quality.  It is rare to find a Neiger necklace which is hand-knotted on its original thread – often they have been re-threaded using new spacer beads, which just looks all wrong.  Having said that, there has been a professional repair to the string.  This had to be done as it had become threadbare at the front and wouldn’t have been safe to wear.  Having the whole necklace professionally re-threaded would have made it incredibly expensive.  It is strong now and ready to wear, it really isn’t very noticeable unless scrutinising, but you may not want to gift it for this reason.  Some of the photos show ‘before’ and some ‘after’ – please look closely and do see the last photo of the repair pointed out with arrows.  There is no clasp, the necklace just goes on over the head and looks very elegant on.


There have been many Egyptian Revivals, but probably the most notable was in the 1920’s when King Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922.  This generated an enormous amount of interest and the world went crazy for all things with an ancient Egyptian theme.


Measures approximately: 37″, or 94cm


The largest central oval bead measures: 22mm


Weight: 71g


A Rare and Beautiful Piece


In Good Original Antique Condition, with issue mentioned.


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Weight 0.12 kg