Lovely Gertrud Fries-Arauner enamel bracelet. Gertrud Fries-Arauner was considered one of the most creative and artistic woman designer in Germany, and she was the first Bavarian goldsmith master. She founded a goldsmiths shop in 1932 in the city of Augsburg. Her style and taste influenced artistic creativity for many years. She was considered one of the best in enamel designer of the 1950's and won many prizes during her life time. Her early pieces were very often patterned in geometric and plant motifs, such as this example. The bracelet is composed of 7 panels each with a flower or leaf pattern done in rich enamel work with raised ridges. The background is white with reddish speckles. Underlying the enameling is a deep copper colored enamel. The leaves are in green and flowers are red, yellow and blue.
A copper metal frame surrounds each panel which appear to have been gilt at one time. Bracelet is signed on the back of the clasp and is in excellent vintage condition. Bracelet is : 7.5" in length and 1" wide.
Mid Century Gertrud Fries-Arauner Enamel Bracelet - Germany