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Expressive Brooch Of Gilt Silver, Theodor Fahrner ca. 1960


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Expressive Brooch Of Gilt Silver, Theodor Fahrner ca. 1960
Expressive Brooch Of Gilt Silver, Theodor Fahrner ca. 1960
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Did you know that asymmetrical brooches are typical of post-war jewellery? Because only then prevailed that way of wearing brooches, as we know them best today: On the side under the shoulder, on a jacket or dress. Before that brooches were often symmetrical, because they were designed to be worn in the center of the corsage or on the collar of a blouse. The brooch we have here dates from that era. It is made of gilded silver in the form of a curved flower with an abstract leaf, stem and a hallmark in the form of a silky shimmering pearl. It comes from the manufactory of Theodor Fahrners. Fahrner made artists' jewellery affordable, as the company combined modern forms with democratic materials. No individual pieces were created for a small elite, as was the case with Lalique or Cartier, but 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. Every year, traveling salesmen with large sample cases presented the new products developed in Pforzheim to local jewelers. One such sample case full of unworn Fahrner jewellery had lain untouched in an attic for the last 40 years or more until it was offered to us. It contained samples of almost every series from about 1919 until the company's dissolution in 1979, most with a model number or the "Original Fahrner" seal. The brooch here is therefore unworn and perfectly preserved. A wonderful overview of the wealth of designs can be found in the catalogue "Theodor Fahrner. Schmuck zwischen Avantgarde und Tradition", edited by Brigitte Leonhardt and Dieter Zühlsdorff, Stuttgart 2005. Fahrner jewellery is often collected. Discover all the other Fahrner jewellery we offer at this location..
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Expressive Brooch Of Gilt Silver, Theodor Fahrner ca. 1960
Golden flower
€ 239.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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