Sautoir necklaces are very long chain or beaded necklaces often with a tassel at the bottom. Fashion designer Coco Chanel is associated with its popularity in the 1920s during the era of the flapper. Her style included long strands of beads or pearls that were often looped around the neck a couple of times like a scarf. This example is significant because of its excellent quality and condition. It is highly representative, incorporating beads that form a geometric Art Deco pattern that was fashionable in the 1920s.
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Gift of Ward A. Paul and Charles G Schoenknecht
American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
(September 1 2015 – January 1 2016)Step back in time to an era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance workers, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation. Created by the National Constitution Center, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is the first comprehensive exhibition about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional hiccup. Spanning from the dawn of the temperance movement, through the Roaring ’20s, to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment, this world-premiere exhibition brings the whole story of Prohibition vividly to life. American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is curated by Daniel Okrent, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. GRPM's collection was featured in various venues across the United States and additional feature items were shown at the GRPM venue.
Ward A. PaulCharles G. Schoenknecht