60s Coppola e Toppo Cascading White and Gold Necklace/Made in Italy
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Coppola e Toppo 1960s elegant and rare woven necklace with white and golden beads. The elaborate beading is truly amazing and in excellent wearable condition. There is no damage to the beads or weaving. The necklace was made by the company known for creating these amazing couture pieces. The clasp has the signature woven beaded heart shaped detail and hook. It is signed on the back “Made in Italy by Coppola e Toppo” . The beadwork is a balanced puzzle of nylon string, twisted wrapped wire metal, and beading. It has a good weight and a chunky look without being to heavy. The company was founded by Lydia Coppola and brother Bruno in 1946. They produced jewelry for Dior, Balenciaga and Schiaparelli. Production of Coppola e Toppo jewelry ceased in 1986. The historical image is scanned from the 1964 Harper’s Bazaar featuring dancer Carmen de Lavallade wearing Coppola e Toppo. (Image is just for historical reference, not the same necklace). Condition: Excellent, two tarnished portions on the back of one clasp-base metal seems to be showing but not seen on. About 15.5″ long and 3″ wide at the center tapering off to the ends getting thinner.