Rubber tree and kidney table

Large brooch by Theodor Fahrner with marcasites & pearl, ca. 1955


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Large brooch by Theodor Fahrner with marcasites & pearl, ca. 1955
Large brooch by Theodor Fahrner with marcasites & pearl, ca. 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 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 nearly every series from about 1919 until the company's dissolution in 1979, most marked with a model number or the "Original Fahrner" seal. The brooch presented here is from this collection. It is therefore unworn and perfectly preserved. The brooch shows in the form of a large flower, whose partially openwork surface is decorated with fine cord piercings. Small marcasites and a cultured pearl adorn the stem and the center of the jewellery. This creates an exciting form with beautiful play of the different materials. The brooch is made of silver that has been lightly gilded. It was executed in the 1950s, because it speaks the formal language of that era. The original Fahrner label with old order number has been preserved on the brooch. 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 pieces of Fahrner jewellery we offer at this site.
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Large brooch by Theodor Fahrner with marcasites & pearl, ca. 1955
Rubber tree and kidney table
€ 249.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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