Unworn ring by Theodor Fahrner, Pforzheim circa 1955
In the history of Art Nouveau and Art Deco jewellery, Fahrner-Schmuck from Pforzheim occupies a special place. Theodor Fahrner and later his successor Gustav Braendle knew how to make artistically convincing designs and high-quality workmanship the hallmark of their brooches, necklaces, bracelets and earrings like hardly any other modern jewellery manufacturer. Theodor Fahrner made artists' jewellery affordable by combining modern forms with democratic materials. He did not create individual pieces for a small elite like Lalique or Cartier, but the designs were produced in series in silver, decorated with enamel, marcasites and occasionally precious stones. Jewellers and department stores all over Europe sold the jewellery, which Fahrner advertised extensively in journals and magazines: "Fahrner jewellery - designed by the best artists" allowed every woman to participate in a modern life full of beauty. Every year, travelling salesmen with large sample cases presented the new products developed in Pforzheim to the local dealers. One such sample case had been slumbering untouched in an attic for the last 40 years or more until we were allowed to discover it. It contained samples of 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 piece of jewellery presented here is therefore unworn and perfectly preserved. The ring comes from the series "Filigran-Schmuck", which was developed in the 1930s. It is designed as a rectangle and holds a faceted gemstone in the color of tourmaline in its center. Fine twisted wires evidence the curvature of the ring: they gave the series its name. A wonderful overview of the wealth of designs is provided by the catalogue "Theodor Fahrner. Schmuck zwischen Avantgarde und Tradition", edited by Brigitte Leonhardt and Dieter Zühlsdorff, Stuttgart 2005. The series in question here can be found there on p. 226f. The ring is made of silver that has been lightly gilded. This kind of gilding is called "antique gilding" by Fahrner. It has a cool, slightly greenish-yellow tone, by which Fahrner jewelry can be easily identified. The ring was probably made in the 1950s, and a label with the model number "67710" has survived. Fahrner jewelry is often collected. Discover all the other Fahrner jewelry we offer at this location..
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