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Presenting a highly sort after 1970s Haute Couture Anna Langani necklace. A wonderful one of a kind handmade piece featuring carved mother of pearl birds, a polished centre shell and beadwork. So boho chic.
Measures 70cm long and pendant is 6.5cm wide
This item has been used lightly. The chain has some gilt wear toward the back otherwise ecellent condition
Anni Schaad was the daughter of the painter and designer Paul Lang and the tetile designer Minna Lang-Kurz. Her sister, renowned fashion photographer Regina Relang, provided many of the most iconic images of langani jewelry Anni Schaad was married to the German director editor Rudolf Schaad.
Anni Schaad studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Stuttgart and in Vienna at the Wiener Werkstätte with Josef Hoffmann. In 1952 she founded a jewellery company, which she eventually named “langani,” a combination of her given and maiden name] Her first commercial success came at the 1952 Frankfurt Fair; between 1969 and 1989 she worked together with Louis Feraud, Paris, and designed the jewelry for his Haute Couture and Prêt-à-porter fashion shows. langani continues to produce fashion jewelry in Stuttgart, Germany.
Anni Schaad is said to have invented the “Floating bead” technique in which beads are strung on nylon threads so that they appear to be dancing on the skin, but no patent was ever filed