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Rare necklace by Theodor Fahrner in silver & mat enamel, Pforzheim circa 1928

The jewellery of the company Theodor Fahrner in Pforzheim are sought-after collectors' items. Thanks to the original sales catalogues and good scientific research, the work of the designers employed by Fahrner is fully known and can be viewed in its entirety. Especially the designs of the 1920s and 1930s, which were created under the direction of Gustav Braendle, are characterized by a convincing, modern and at the same time recognizable formal language. The jewellery pieces of the manufactory in the Art Déco style are characterised by a refined use of materials. For example, the so-called "Fahrner mat enamel jewellery", a style to which the silver necklace presented here also corresponds. The elongated flattened links show an expressive wave pattern in rust red, black and dove blue. Mille-handled decorated ridges separate the enamelled areas. This necklace, made in the years around 1928, is a fine example of German Art Deco and certainly an unusual eye-catcher on the neck. For the dating see the numerous illustrations in the catalogue "Theodor Fahrner: Schmuck zwischen Avantgarde und Tradition", Stuttgart 2005, in the chapter "Mattemail-Schmuck".

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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.