Baroque squiggles

Vintage cufflinks in forms of the Rococo, Blachian around 1960

"Part of the essence of the Baroque, which had its heyday in the 17th century, is the swelling movement of all forms, which powerfully and vividly urge to merge into one another. To the jewellery the baroque curlicues give a special plasticity and lively force." From a 1950s Blachian Antique Jewellery (BAS) catalog. Founded as early as 1742 by Franz Eligius Blachian in Traunstein, Germany, the gold and silversmith Blachian Antik-Schmuck is dedicated to works of the past. Mostly cast in silver, more rarely in gold, the company produced jewelry whose individual forms were taken from works of art from different eras. Thus, in an old Blachian catalog, in addition to Renaissance elements, Romanesque and Gothic forms and those from the time of the migration of peoples can be found. However, the largest part of Blachian's jewelry creations is made up of Baroque forms. The pair of cufflinks here, created in the mid-20th century, features large sculptural elements that beautifully illustrate the principle of "swelling forms" described above. C-sweeps, mirrored in the center show sculptural acanthus leaves with sweeping tips. The pair of cufflinks came to us unworn from the estate of a Munich jeweler.

Throughout the ages and in the diversity of cultures, goldsmithing and silversmithing have given us unique works of beauty. In museums and private collections, these jewels still bear witness to the rich culture of bygone times. Blachian Antique Jewellery (BAS) conveys the beauty of these ancient masterpieces in true-to-the-original and true-to-the-work renditions, thus giving luxurious pleasure. BAS is thus a mediator between the works of art of our ancestors and the people of the present time. BAS deepens and enriches the culture of the human soul." With these words, Blachian-Antique Jewellery, a gold and silversmith founded as early as 1742, describes itself in a 1950s sales catalog.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.