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Beautiful Brooch By Theodor Fahrner With Pearl & Marcasites, Pforzheim ca. 1955


€ 198.00 *
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Beautiful Brooch By Theodor Fahrner With Pearl & Marcasites, Pforzheim ca. 1955
Beautiful Brooch By Theodor Fahrner With Pearl & Marcasites, Pforzheim ca. 1955
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This description was automatically translated from German. If you have any questions about this piece of jewellery, we will be happy to help!
Theodor Fahrner made artists' jewellery affordable because he combined modern forms with democratic materials. He did not create individual pieces for a small elite, as was the case with Lalique or Cartier. Instead, the designs were mass-produced in silver, decorated with enamel, marcasites, and occasionally precious stones. Jewelers and department stores throughout Europe sold the jewellery, which Fahrner advertised extensively in journals and magazines: "Fahrner jewellery - based on designs by the best artists" allowed every woman to participate in a modern life full of beauty. In the history of jewellery from Art Nouveau and Art Deco, Fahrner jewellery from Pforzheim therefore occupies a special place. For Theodor Fahrner and later his successor Gustav Braendle understood like hardly any other jewellery manufacturer of the modern era how to make artistically convincing designs and quality workmanship the hallmark of their brooches, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Salesmen with large sample cases presented the new designs developed in Pforzheim to local jewelers every year. One such sample case full of unworn Fahrner jewellery had lain untouched in an attic for the last 40-plus years until it was offered to us. It contained samples of almost all series from about 1919 until the dissolution of the company in 1979, most of them with a model number or the "Original Fahrner" seal. The brooch here is therefore also unworn and perfectly preserved. The brooch features a curved shape with a pearl and marcasites, meeting the taste of the time in the 1950s, which appreciated asymmetries and curved designs. Small marcasite roses are scattered as if used as effective accents while fine texturing creates a very subtle diamond-shaped pattern. A wonderful overview of the wealth of designs is offered in the catalogue "Theodor Fahrner. Jewellery between avant-garde and tradition", edited by Brigitte Leonhardt and Dieter Zühlsdorff, Stuttgart 2005. The brooch is made of silver that has been lightly gilded. This type of gilding is called "antique gilding" by Fahrner. It has a cool, slightly greenish-gold tone, by which Fahrner jewellery can be easily identified. The brooch was executed in the 1950s and is a wonderful vintage piece that has survived unworn until now. Fahrner jewellery is often collected. Discover all the other Fahrner jewellery we offer at this location..
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Beautiful Brooch By Theodor Fahrner With Pearl & Marcasites, Pforzheim ca. 1955
The Ribbon Of Spring
€ 198.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping

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