Vintage Douglas Ferguson Hand Enameled Chainmail Bib
In the 70's and 80's, Douglas Ferguson produced hand worked, hand painted, one of a kind chain mail pieces - from dresses to bags - which were photographed on the bodies of celebrities and modeling's elite, and featured in the top fashion magazines of the era. Today, Mr. Ferguson's pieces are understandably rare and highly collectible.
This bib, fashioned from a weighty silver chain mail, is hand enameled in a quasi deco-animal print in gold and black on silver, with splatters of turquoise blue highlights. It fastens behind the neck with a zebra stripe painted leather velcro tab. Beautiful drape, it feels so sensual next to the skin and is obviously an incredible work of art.
Lying flat, the bib measures 15" across the top, a 4" 'side' then about 11 1/2" to the point at the bottom. Top to bottom point measures 12". The piece weighs 7.3 ounces.
Marked 'Douglas Ferguson NYC', it is in excellent condition, with no apparent damage. $850
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