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


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Vintage brooch by Theodor Fahrner with marcasites & pearl, ca. 1955
Vintage brooch by Theodor Fahrner with marcasites & pearl, ca. 1955
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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) Theodor Fahrner made artists' jewellery affordable because he combined modern forms with democratic materials. He did not create individual pieces for a small elite like Lalique or Cartier, but rather 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. The brooch here is therefore also very nicely preserved. The brooch shows up in the form of two curved ribbons laid on top of each other. A pearl occupies the center of the design. The surface of the ribbons is decorated with marcasite roses and small, irregularly applied cords. These ornaments, which look like filigree wire, have given the series its name: "Filigree Jewelry". A wonderful overview of the wealth of designs is offered in the catalogue "Theodor Fahrner. Schmuck zwischen Avantgarde und Tradition", edited by Brigitte Leonhardt and Dieter Zühlsdorff, Stuttgart 2005. The series in question 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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Vintage brooch by Theodor Fahrner with marcasites & pearl, ca. 1955
Elegant swing
€ 219.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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