Egyptomania

Large unworn ring with silver relief, Theodor Fahrner, 1970s

In the history of jewellery from Germany, Fahrner jewellery from Pforzheim occupies a special place. For Theodor Fahrner and later his successor Gustav Braendle knew how to make artistically convincing designs and quality workmanship the hallmark of their brooches, necklaces, bracelets and earrings in the epochs of Art Nouveau and Art Deco like hardly any other modern jewelry manufacturer. But even during the period of reconstruction after 1945, Fahrner jewellery remained a household name. At first, the company mainly produced designs that formally continued the old successes. But soon Pforzheim was also producing in the taste of the new age. In the 1960s, silver, which can be easily patinated, was the most popular material. Then, in the 1970s, a whole new series was created, the "Antique Art". Rings, pendants. Brooches and necklaces showed representations mostly of Egyptian art in fine relief. As a special highlight, the sides and backs of the jewelry are also ornamented and thus hold many surprising details ready. The ring presented here shows the portrait of a woman from Giza, dating from 2450 B.C. It is made of silver and comes from the sample case of a traveling salesman of the company, which slumbered untouched in an attic for the last 40 years until it was offered to us. It contained samples of almost all series from about 1919 until the dissolution of the company in 1979, mostly marked with a model number or the "Original Fahrner" seal. The ring here is therefore unworn and perfectly preserved. Fahrner jewellery is readily collected. Discover all the other pieces of Fahrner jewelry we offer at this site. A wonderful overview is provided by the catalog "Theodor Fahrner. Jewellery between avant-garde and tradition", edited by Brigitte Leonhardt and Dieter Zühlsdorff, Stuttgart 2005.

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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.

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