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Vermicelli Bow

Enchanting Brooch by Theodor Fahrner, Pforzheim around 1955


€ 189.00 *
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Enchanting Brooch by Theodor Fahrner, Pforzheim around 1955
Enchanting Brooch by Theodor Fahrner, Pforzheim around 1955
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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 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. The brooch is designed in the shape of a bow, the surface of which is covered with fine wires, the so-called vermicelli decor, which was used in Fahrner jewellery as early as the 1930s. The piece is made of gold-plated silver and was probably executed in the years around 1955. A wonderful overview of the wealth of designs can be found in the catalogue "Theodor Fahrner. Jewellery between avant-garde and tradition", edited by Brigitte Leonhardt and Dieter Zühlsdorff, Stuttgart 2005. Discover all the other Fahrner jewellery we offer at this location..
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"The beauty of clothing is enhanced to an extraordinary degree by the distinctive effect of Fahrner jewellery. No lady of taste will want to do without it in the future." (From a brochure of the company Theodor Fahrner from the 1920s)
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Enchanting Brooch by Theodor Fahrner, Pforzheim around 1955
Vermicelli Bow
€ 189.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping

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