Forget-me-not

Beautiful Brooch By Theodor Fahrner With Turquoises, Pforzheim Around 1955


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Beautiful Brooch By Theodor Fahrner With Turquoises, Pforzheim Around 1955
Beautiful Brooch By Theodor Fahrner With Turquoises, Pforzheim Around 1955
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Theodor Fahrner made artists' jewelry 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 jewelry 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 jewelry had lain untouched in an attic for the last 40 years or more 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 is designed as a bar with five turquoises set in its center. Since the middle of the 19th century, turquoise was already used because of its color similarity to forget-me-nots, so the light blue stones often decorated love gifts. The brooch is made of silver, which 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 jewelry can be easily identified. The brooch was probably made in the 1950s and bears the original Fahrner label with the old order number as well as the original Fahrner metal seal. A wonderful overview of the wealth of designs can be found in the catalog "Theodor Fahrner. Jewellery between Avantgarde and Tradition", edited by Brigitte Leonhardt and Dieter Zühlsdorff, Stuttgart 2005. Discover all the other pieces of Fahrner jewelry we offer at this site.
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Beautiful Brooch By Theodor Fahrner With Turquoises, Pforzheim Around 1955
Forget-me-not
€ 329.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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