Theodor Fahrner began a workshop in Pforzheim, Germany in 1855, creating jewelry of Art Nouveau or Jugendstil style. The designs were inspired by the major European Art movement or Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Art Moderne. In the 1920s and 1930s into WWII, the Deco style was produced by the firm in filigree jewellery. This extraordinary Theodor Fahrner brooch is an example of this filigree style.
This brooch is rare and quite wonderful. It has a superb design of four domes in vermeil sterling silver. crafted in intricate swirls with the finest fine corded wires in the millegriff technique. Natural turquoise beads are at the center of each of the domes. The turquoise color varies from sage green to duck egg blue.
Dimensions are : the brooch is 2 1/2 inches in length; width is 1/2 inch. Weight is 7.7 grams. The condition is excellent; the vermeil is superb with no wear to note. The clasp is a secure roll-over c-clasp. The hallmarks are TF (circled), 925 in a cartouche ~ the mark TF in a circle was used from 1901.
This is a stunning and very collectible Theodor Fahrner Art Deco brooch showing his elegant craftsmanship - reminiscent of the 18th century. Theodor Fahrner designs are very sought after by collectors.