Pink quartz

Unworn ring by Theodor Fahrner, ca. 1955


€ 329.00 *
Content 1 piece
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Unworn ring by Theodor Fahrner, ca. 1955
Unworn ring by Theodor Fahrner, ca. 1955
Description
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Fahrner jewellery from Pforzheim occupies a special place in the history of Art Nouveau and Art Deco jewellery. For Theodor Fahrner and later his successor Gustav Braendle knew better than almost any other modern jewellery manufacturer how to make artistically convincing designs and quality workmanship the hallmark of their brooches, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Theodor Fahrner made artists' jewellery affordable by combining modern forms with democratic materials. He did not create individual pieces for a small elite like 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 Jewelry - 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 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. Therefore, the ring here is also unworn and perfectly preserved. The ring comes from the "Filigree Jewelry" series developed in the 1930s. Designed with domed structure holds in its center a pink quartz cut into a round cabochon. Fine twisted wires occupy the curvature of the ring: they gave the series its name. A total of six small marcasites further adorn the ring head. The ring is made of silver, most of which has been lightly gilded. This type of gilding is called "antique gilding" by Fahrner. It has a cool, slightly greenish-yellow tone, by which Fahrner jewellery can be easily identified. The ring was probably made in the 1950s. 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. The series here can be found there on p. 226f. Fahrner jewellery is often collected. Discover all the other Fahrner jewellery we offer at this location.
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Unworn ring by Theodor Fahrner, ca. 1955
Pink quartz
€ 329.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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