1990s Torque Necklace by BICHE de BERE, Limited Edition


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A limited edition sculpted silver tone metal torque necklace designed by Nelly Biche de Bere, featuring modernist typographic detail, where text blocks are engraved onto the metal in the combination of multiple languages. The collar part of the necklace is concave and rigid, held with a chunky chain on both sides.

The hoops of the chain which seem to be in pewter are incised and joined with smaller spacer rings. Necklace is secured with a hook using any of the rings, making the length adjustable.

Designed for the Human Rights collection, this model was produced as a limited edition and this piece is 32nd out of 489 that were made. The artist resides in France, however she is no longer designing jewellery, and nothing under this brand, and the company is no longer in operation.

Necklace is in very good vintage condition. It has a crude finish by design, and any surface marks on the metal are part of the handcrafted sculpting process and style.

Measurements of the concave shape (please see the final image for reference):
– Collar width (middle): 4.5 cm
– Collar width (end): 2.9 cm
– Gap between two inner corners: 10.3 cm (expands to about 14 cm)
– Inner curve (how it sits on the neck): 25.8 cm

Overall maximum fit: 41 cm (16 inch) neck circumference.

Length of the chain (rings for adjusting):
– Left section: 7 cm
– Right section: 6.5 cm + the hook

Signed BICHE DE BERRE PARIS 32 / 489 on the reverse.
The hook is also marked with BICHE DE BERRE sign.

Please note as this is a vintage item it might have been previously used, and can show signs of age upon close inspection in line with its age.

This item is delivered free within UK, and with discounted shipment for everywhere else. Multiple international purchases will show combined postage to give you the best price. Please contact me if you don’t see the postage discount at checkout and I will happily amend.

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Very good

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