When the bourgeois go to sleep...

Wonderful aquamarine brooch of the Art Déco, around 1935

„When the bourgeois go to sleep / In their pointed hats... We'll dress up and head for the taverns; Slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink. The night is not just for sleeping The night is here to do something!“ In the 1938 UFA film "Tanz auf dem Vulkan" (Dance on the Volcano), people party till they drop, despite all the crises and catastrophes. The most famous song from the film, sung by Gustaf Gründgens, is a joyful song about nightlife, champagne and sin. The fact that the film was able to appear in its time is surprising even today. And yet it accurately describes life and the attitude to life in the pulsating metropolis of Berlin. It was a torn time between monarchy and dictatorship, between luxury and misery, between war and peace, especially in the late 1920s and early 1930s - the film is a late final chord here. The jewel here is a precious testimony to this world that tried to forget itself in celebration. A sparkling aquamarine is presented by a setting of gold with a sparkling bestaz of white precious zircons. The large, clear stone displays an intense sky blue. The shapes of the framing are in keeping with the expressive Art Deco of the late 1930s, when yellow gold was enjoying a brilliant renaissance and geometric abstractions were mingling to create a powerful formal language. This piece of 1930s jewellery came to us from a family in Stuttgart. It can be worn as a brooch by means of a pin on the back.

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