Beautiful and very rare solid 900 silver cabochon cut rock crystal paper clip. Fully hallmarked for famous and much sought after maker Louis Kuppenheim, Pforzheim Germany year 1912-24.
Size: 1.85 x 2in / 4.7 x 5cm
Stone size: 10mm
Wight: 1.2oz / 35gram
Company History - Louis Kuppenheim.
-1854: Lehmann Sr. (Louis Kuppenheim, 1824-1889) founded together with Heinrich Witzemann a manufactory. Location of the company is the market Pforzheim.
-1857: Kuppenheim founded the company Louis Kuppenheim, as we know it without his previous partners.
- This was followed by a move to the Old Town street in Pforzheim.
-1872: Company building in the Durlacher Straße 1, Pforzheim.
-1889: Louis Kuppenheim sen. died. 3 of his 6 children (Albert, Hugo and Moritz) jointedly run the company.
-1900: At the Universal Exhibition in Paris Kuppenheim won a gold medal for a paper knife. In the same year, the company opened the first store in the Rue de Richelieu 67 in Paris.
- In the 1900s Hans Christiansen designed some silver parts and pieces of jewelery, which were made by the Manufacture Kuppenheim. Christiansen was an important Art Nouveau painter and a member of the Darmstadt artists' colony.
-1906: Albert, Hugo and Moritz convert the inherited jewelery factory into a modern gold and silverware fabrication.
-1907: Relocation to the newly built company building in the Durlacher Street 69th
-1911: Relocation of the Paris branch in the Rue de Petits-Champs 77 and later in the Rue Volney.
-1920: Albert's son Louis Kuppenheim enters the company.
-1924: Albert Kuppenheim resigns from the company and the company establishes "mechanical workshops, gold & silverware factory, machinery, wire and metal processing machines.". From this company later a jewelery factory expanded in Pforzheim-Brötzingen, Church Street 45 .
-1925: Death of Albert Kuppenheim. Ludwig took over the company in Brötzingen.
-1928: Ludwig opened a new import and export company for jewelry, watches and parts in Paris. In memory of the name of his grandfather, the company named Louis Kuppenheim.
-1933: Expansion with establishing a smaller company in the Wilferdinger road 20th
-1936: sale of the factory in the Durlacher Straße 69 to a secondhand and car dealer. Headquarters of the company are now the smaller building in the Wilferdinger road 20th
-1938: 9–10 November Night of Broken Glass, Reichspogromnacht, a pogrom against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria. The violence was instigated primarily by Nazi Party officials and members of the SA (Sturmabteilungen: literally Assault Detachments, but commonly known as Storm Troopers) and Hitler Youth.
-1938: Last reported residence of Hugo Kuppenheim is the Wilferdinger road 20th
-1939: The liquidations ends the 82-year history of the company.
During the heyday of the company at least 200 people were employed by Louis Kuppenheim; the factory was thus one of the most important employers in the jewelery city of Pforzheim. Besides Enamel masters the company employed /hired gold- and silversmiths, engravers and chasers. In the more than eighty years of production some 100,000 pieces left the company. Kuppenheim made many items in small series.
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