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Stylish brooch by Theodor Fahrner with pearl, around 1950

The jewelry of the Theodor Fahrner company in Pforzheim are sought-after collector's items. Thanks to the original sales catalogs from the beginning of the century and a good scientific reappraisal, the work of the designers employed by Fahrner is completely known and can be received in its entire breadth. The products of the 1930s, which were created under the direction of Gustav Braendle, are also characterized by first-class designs at the height of the time. Braendle designed a language of forms in an independent, recognizable style, which was particularly distinguished by the refined use of materials and was completely committed to the spirit of Art Deco. In the so-called "Fahrner filigree jewelry", a style to which the present brooch also corresponds, the finest cord soldering and chasing can be found, which break up the surfaces and make them appear plastic. See also the numerous illustrations in the catalog "Theodor Fahrner: Jewellery between Avantgarde and Tradition", Stuttgart 2005, in the chapter "Filigree Jewellery". The brooch presented here has an elegant sweep. Its shape is indebted to the taste of the years around 1950, although its decoration still pays homage to the Déco designs of the 1930s. Its surface is adorned with cord piercings, and a shimmering cultured pearl forms a beautiful eye-catcher in the center. The elegant brooch is made of gold-washed silver and was created in the years around 1950. We were able to acquire the brooch from the extensively stocked case of a Fahrner sales representative, so it remains unworn to this day. Fahrner jewellery is often collected. Discover all of the other Fahrner jewelry we offer at this location.

For a brief moment it seemed possible, the dream of a happier society without hardship and poverty, in new luxury and beauty. The First World War was over, the economy began to warm up and a new style conquered art, architecture and crafts: Art Déco: The historical forms of the turn of the century were discredited with the demise of the old social forms. The new urge for fun-loving wealth demanded new forms, which the new objectivity was not able to fully satisfy: Referring back to clear geometries, symmetries and the most luxurious materials, the new formal language of the new era emerged: dynamic, splendid and modern!

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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.