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-- see New England Glass Works
*N* inside oval -- see NAPIER
Naco -- see NAPIER
N.E. -- see From
NADJA BUCKLEY -- see Buckley, Nadja
Nancy & Rise, NY - 1987
Acquired by Frank Jedda, of Frank Stella, and Ezra Sheena in 1997.
NANCY LEE - 1934 - see Providence Stock Company
NAPIER --The Napier-Bliss Co., Meriden, CT -- 1875 (Bliss)-- Oct. 15,1999 --
Mark: Bliss c. 1920
Mark: Napier inside a cartouche first used 1920
Mark: Napier -- block print first used June 1922 Photo courtesy Erik Yang.
Mark: *A* inside triangle 1923 Courtesy RCJ
Mark: *N* inside oval elongated side-to-side1923
Mark: Naco 1923
Mark: Napier ( c. 1920', 1930's) Photo courtesy Cathy Gordon.
Mark: Trianon -- first used 1924
Mark: Du Barry Bag
Mark: The Dolly Madison Bracelet - first used 1925, renewed 1986, now dead from US Trademark site
Mark: Palm Beach Vanity
Mark: by Napier in shield-shape 1942
Mark: Napier Quality--inside circle--first used 1946
Mark: Napier Sterling Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
Mark: Napier Pat. Pend. Courtesy RCJ
Mark: With copyright, after 1955 RCJ
Mark: This Napier mark first used in 1965 (US Trademark records) Photos by RCJ
Mark: Mark on necklace with patent number from 1988
Mark: Napier in script was used in the early 1990's WITHOUT the copyright symbol
Mark: Napier © - incised in the top of a pinstem of a brooch introduced in 1993 Courtesy RCJ
Mark: This Napier mark first used in 1996 (US Trademark records) Courtesy RCJ
Napier marketed 14K gold jewelry on a limited scale in the 1960's and the early 1970's. Pieces were usually small: stud, hoop & dangle earrings; diaper pins; delicate brooches.
Some pieces had cultured pearls or small diamond accents. All 14K jewelry was manufactured by an outside source. Information from Melinda Abbott Lewis
Original company, Whitney And Rice was founded in 1875 in Attleboro, MA.
Became E.A. Bliss Co. by 1883 and moved to Meridian, CN, in 1890 -- see Bliss listing.
Bliss Co. became Bliss/Napier c. 1915.
Name changed to Napier Company in 1922
The company was closed 1/15/99 by it's parent company Victoria & Co.
Napier is still in business under Jones New York, but the jewelry is not the same quality as pre-1999.
Unmarked jewelry on Napier cards is still being sold in department stores.
Information from Rainwater, Dolan and Keystone Jewelry
Natalie Kahn -- see Kahn
Natalie -- Nat Levy
Natalie Originals -- see Nat Levy
NATASHA BROOKS -- see Brooks, Natasha
Natty Creations -- see Nat Levy
Nat Levy - Ny, Ny - c. 1930's
Mark: Natty Creations Courtesy Mabel Thomas
Mark: Natalie Originals - 1943
Mark: Natalie Courtesy Gail Harrison
Marks used by Nat Levy.
Natura -- see MARVELLA
Nautique -- see TRIFARI
NAVIGATOR - 1934 - see Providence Stock Company
Neatron - see Silverman
Negrin, Michal -- contemporary designer -- Israel
Mark: Photo courtesy Erik Yang.
NEMO -- see Brier Mfg. Co.
NEMO-- Milton A. Fischer, NY, NY
Nemo -- block print with closed "O" --April 1920 -- appears on scarf pin findings
Neptuna - see Royal Craftsmen
Neptune -- see MARVELLA
NETTIE ROSENSTEIN -- see Rosenstein, Nettie
New England Glass Works - 1911 - 1957/1958; Providence, RI
Mark: American Beauty - 1921 - used for imitation pearls (Dolan)
Mark: NE inside a chalice Courtesy Debbie Robinson
Mark: Outline of a chalice Courtesy Stefanie Brawner
In 1938 the New England Glass Works Co., became Rice-Weiner & Co., but the NEGW name continued to be used. (Brunialti)
A number of years ago Susan Felby in Australia purchased a very old cardboard box of jewelry. The box had a label of a goblet with an NE inside the outline, the words "New England Glass Works", a 2 or 3 digit phone number and "New York". Some of the jewelry had the goblet/NE mark, some pieces had the goblet without the NE. On the inside of the box was a handwritten note in lead pencil that read, "factory closed 1920's".
Thanks to Susan in Australia and to Sammie for helping pull this information together.
Nicky Butler -- see Butler, Nicky
Niels Erik -- see From
NIELSON, LAYNE -- c. Sept. 1967
Nife-slide -- see Anson
Night Owls -- see CORO
NINA RICCI -- see Ricci, Nina
NLH -- Hyman Companies, Inc. -- Allentown, PA
Opened first boutique in 1987.
Company owns and operates Landau Costume Jeweler, Landau, NLH Jewels and Boccelli
Nordic Silver Co., New York--c.1945
Mark: Sterling by Nordic
Info courtesy of Jeri Steenwerth & Linda Kripke.
NORMA -- Mark of Joseph H. Meyer Bros., Brooklyn, NY
Mark: Norma in script-- used since 1938
NORMA -- Norma Jewelry Corp., NY, NY -- c. 1944 - 1950's
Mark: NORMA Photo courtesy Beth Rowlands.
Founded by Alfred Shawl
Norma Jean Designs -- Providence, RI 1984 -- still in business as of June 2003
Mark: Norma Jean Courtesy Carolyn Henry
Norma Jean Bassett, first show in 1984.
Norseland -- see CORO
The Nov-E-line Mfg. Co.-- 1650 Broadway, NYC, NY; c. 1934
Mark: Nov-E-Line Courtesy Lyn Peightal
Mark: Nov-E-Line Courtesy Barb Jackson
N. S. Meyer -- NY -- 1868-2000
Made military insignia for US and other countries
Purchases by Vanguard in 2000
Nu Kay -- see KREMENTZ
NU-LOK -- see Swank, Inc.
Numum see FORSTNER--FORSTNER CHAIN CORP
NYE -- STUART NYE SILVER SHOP 1933 -- present
Mark: Shamrock with NYE in the 3 petals
Mark: NYE Photo courtesy Stefanie Brawner.
Founded by Stuart Nye in 1933 in Ashville, NC; he died in 1962
Products are all handmade
PAT SEAL: research files
DOTTY STRINGFIELD: research files
LUCILLE TEMPESTA: owner-publisher of the Vintage Fashion & Costume Jewelry Magazine
BOBYE SYVERSON: research files.
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