When the citizens go to sleep...

Magnificent Art Deco aquamarine pendant & brooch, 1930ies

When the bourgeois go to sleep / In their pointed hats... We'll dress up and head for the taverns; Slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink, slink. The night is not just for sleeping The night is here to do something! In the 1938 UFA film "Tanz auf dem Vulkan" (Dance on the Volcano), people party till they drop, despite all the crises and catastrophes. The most famous song from the film, sung by Gustaf Gründgens, is a joyful song about nightlife, champagne and sin. The fact that the film was able to appear in its time is surprising even today. And yet it accurately describes life and the attitude to life in the pulsating metropolis of Berlin. It was a torn time between monarchy and dictatorship, between luxury and misery, between war and peace, especially in the late 1920s and early 1930s - the film is a late final chord here. The jewel here is a precious testimony to this world that tried to forget itself in celebration. A sparkling aquamarine is furiously presented by a setting of gold set with diamonds. The large, clear stone displays an intense sky blue. The shapes of the framing are in keeping with the expressive Art Deco of the late 1930s, when yellow gold experienced a brilliant renaissance and plant ornaments and geometric abstractions blended into a powerful formal language. This 1930s jewel came to us from a Munich family estate. It can be worn both as a brooch and as a pendant thanks to a pin on the back and a retractable loop.

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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.

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