Chic of the 30s

Antique necklace made of gilded silver by Theodor Fahrner, around 1935

This piece of jewellery made of gold-plated sterling silver originates from the workshops of Theodor Fahrner, the innovative and still famous jewellery manufacturer who marketed his designs with great success at the time of the two great style epochs of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The design, the workmanship and the typical "gold wash" as well as the hallmarks date the present piece to the years from 1935 onwards. The design itself consists of the characteristically worked surfaces with so-called cord soldering, which have ensured Fahrner's worldwide fame to this day. We find the typical granulations and fine chasing by which one can immediately recognise pieces of jewellery from the Fahrner company of those years. In the middle of the design, three round shields are set with sparkling marcasites. Floral touches mix here with the joy of Art Deco to clear geometries. The necklace is in very good condition. Cf. the dating in the catalogue of Theodor Fahrner. Schmuk zwischen Avantgarde und Tradition, ed. by Brigitte Leonhardt and Dieter Zühlsdorff, Stuttgart 2005, p. 226f. for jewellery from 1932 onwards.

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