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Vintage brooch in two-tone gold, Germany ca. 1960


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Vintage brooch in two-tone gold, Germany ca. 1960
Vintage brooch in two-tone gold, Germany ca. 1960
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Gold was the big theme of post-war jewellery: it radiated regained prosperity and optimism. With the economic miracle, it also found its way into jewellery fashion as a protagonist, without any additional gemstone trimming. Heavy, magnificent necklaces and bracelets made only of gold soon adorned entire pages of jewellery catalogueues, the displays of jewellers and, not least, the décolletés, wrists and lapels of fashion-conscious ladies. In the absence of precious stones, it was the texture of the gold that lent the designs additional charm. "Textures fascinate craftsmen today more than ever before", wrote Graham Hughes in 1963, then secretary of the historic Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, the English professional association of goldsmiths (Hughes, Modern Jewelry, London 1963). No longer were purely shiny, polished gold surfaces in demand, but those that played with light and shadow through their surfaces and thus exhausted all facets of gold colours. The present brooch is such a piece of jewellery. In keeping with the modernist penchant for abstraction, it is composed of crescent-shaped elements in red and yellow gold, interlocked and textured with fine hatchings. These delicate, superficial hatchings were particularly popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s, while the textures became increasingly bold and three-dimensional towards the end of the 1960s. Thus we date the brooch around 1960. It is very well preserved and an elegant accessory in the typical style of the Midcentury.
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Vintage brooch in two-tone gold, Germany ca. 1960
Golden times
€ 690.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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