Works of art of our ancestors
Vintage cufflinks with elements of baroque, 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. The Baroque scrolls give the jewelry a special plasticity and lively power." (From a 1950s Blachian Antique Jewelry Company catalog.) Founded as early as 1742 by Franz Eligius Blachian in Traunstein, 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, pierced in the center show plastic volutes. Our pair of cufflinks came to us unworn from the estate of a Munich jeweler and are from the Blachian range. The perfect shirt jewelry for the historically interested man of today!
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 Jewelry (BAS) conveys the beauty of these old masterpieces in true-to-the-original and true-to-the-work renditions and thus gives noble 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, the gold and silversmith Blachian-Antik-Schmuck, 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.