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Moghul inspired Kenneth Lane 1960s collar and bib necklace


Although unsigned this is a piece much illustrated in books of Ken lane from the 1960s Kenneth Jay Lane was born around 1930 in Detroit. He worked as a shoe designer before setting up K.J.L. his continually successful costume jewellery empire in 1963. His patronage by Diana Vreeland at Vogue soon brought him to the attention of royalty and Hollywood alike with the duchess of Winsor being an avid collector and friend, all of smart Manhatten followed suit. His style was bright and eclectic from historical themes to Asian and Art Deco styles there is a great playfulness to his designs. He was particularly famous for his jewelled belts using the best Swarovski crystals. His most distinct pieces come from the days of K.J.L. 1960s until the late 70s. He then used his full name on his signed pieces and started more mass appeal collections for Avon. He continues to this day with his QVC shopping channel, what incredible stamina he must have!


  • Creator
  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
    United States
  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1960s
  • Period
  • Metal
  • Condition
    Fair. There are a few green beads missing from this necklace but it does not detract from its beauty when worn. There is some slight verdigris to the metal work. .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions

    H 5.75 in. x W 3.5 in. x D 16 in. x L 16 in.

    H 14.61 cm x W 8.89 cm x D 40.64 cm x L 40.64 cm

  • Length
    16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Weight
    100 g
  • Seller location
    London, GB
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