Jakob Bengel opened his jewellery factory in 1873 in Idar-Oberstein, German. Until the 1920s the company specialised in the manufacture of watch chains and chatelaines.
By the 1930s it had become one of the leading producers of costume or fashion jewellery in the world in the Bauhaus and Art Deco period styles exporting as far as the USA.
This collection was purchased from the factory in the 1980s and only recently rediscovered.
Unworn. Mint condition. Remarkable.
EVERYTHING YOU CAN PIN, CLIP OR FASTEN
Brooches, pins and clips have been worn for centuries.
Each generation chooses and wears these signifiers in a new way; drawing attention to their status, values and beliefs.