(FN Co.): 1885 - 1937:
Henry W. Fishel and his brother-in-law Samuel C. Nessler founded Fishel Nessler & Co. on Fifth Avenue, NY in 1885. It was an offspring of what was FIsher Nessler & Quitman (different Nessler: Louis D. Nessler (Samuel's father), makers of silver vanity pieces.
Mark: "F.N. CO.", "FN & Co.". By 1930, the pins, necklaces, dress clips, and bracelets were sterling silver or rhodium plated base metal paved with simulated stones including turquoise, sapphire etc. along with the clear beads and crystals. Mark: "fish motif with FN Co. inside the design", "fish motif and STERLING inside the design with an L outside its nose". The company was best known for the Art Deco style necklaces, pins and earrings made in the 1920's and 1930's using high quality Austrian crystals and rhinestones beads or cabochons and simulated stones pave set into sterling silver, silver and rhodium plated base metals. The company ceased operations in 1937. Fishel Nessler jewelry is not common and is hard to find.