Schreiber and Hiller 1930s Art Deco Black Galalith and Paste Vintage Bracelet

This bracelet dates from the 1930s and was created in Germany by Schrieber and Hiller. 

Condition Report:

Good - A tiny chip to the Galalith on the inside of the bracelet and some faint scratches to the surface of the Galalith. This is consistent with age and use and does not detract from the overall appeal of the piece. 

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The Details...

A stylish design from Schreiber and Hiller - this bracelet is made up of rhodium plated links, channel-set with round, multi-faceted, colourless, paste stones. They are interspersed with black Galaith rectangular panels. The bracelet fastens with a concealed box clasp. The diameter of the bracelet, when fastened, is 6cm. It is signed - D.R.G.M and the patent numbers 1138525 is stamped onto the inside of the bracelet. The patent number '396100' is also stamped onto the back of the clasp. The clasp tab is also etched with some initials - this etching was often done by the jewellers who retailed these high quality paste pieces. 

A Short History...

During the 1920s and early 1930s, jewellery was influenced by the dawn of a new era. There was a push for all things modern after the shock of the First World War - people wanted to be cleansed of the old and celebrate the new. In the world of design a pure, hard-edged style was craved. This was evident in Bauhaus architecture, cubist art and the dropped-waist, linear-cut silhouette of the Flapper Girl. Jewellery designers looked to celebrate a burgeoning, bright industrial future in their work, creating pieces that looked almost mechanical with their sharp shapes and chrome coloured highlights. This bracelet is certainly a-typical of Art Deco jewellery design during the period - its bold geometry, encrusted with bright rhinestones for a new feminine look and movement. This bracelet was made by the German Schreiber and Hiller company who stamped their jewellery with the patent DRGM in the 1930s. It stands for Deutsches Reichs Gebrauchsmuster. 

Wear it With...

Stack this bracelet with other Art Deco paste pieces for maximum evening impact.  

  • Colour Silver, Diamante, Black
  • Era 1930s
  • Occasion Wedding Guest, The Festive Season, Cocktail and Evening
  • Trend Gatsby Glamour, Delicate and Demure