pendant and chain; silver pendant and chain formed of various elements each with pierced pinhole patterns, linked together and set with four cabochon turquoises. Marked.
- Made in: Pforzheim
- (Europe,Germany,Baden-Württemberg,Karlsruhe (region),Pforzheim)
- Length: 80 millimetres (pendant)
- Width: 37 millimetres (pendant)
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription ContentTF 935
Inscription Comment'TF' is Theodor Fahrner monogram and is stamped on reverse, as is silver standard '935'
The firm of Theodor Fahrner stands out among the many jewellery factories in Pforzheim, the Birmingham of Germany, for its innovative employment of outside designers and its resulting international reputation. By around 1900 the firm was receiving commissions to execute jewellery designs by members of the Darmstadt artists' colony such as Patriz Huber for the celebrated Darmstadt exhibition of 1901. Fahrner soon forged links abroad and in association with the Anglo-German firm Murrle Bennett & Co, exported their artists-designed pieces to London, where they were all sold by Liberty & Co. Morawe studied at Kunstschule in Breslau and then worked as an independent dealer, artist and publisher in Munich from 1896 to 1900, when he moved to Darmstadt for two years. He was not directly associated with the artists' colony but was clearly influenced by the work of Huber, Behrens and others. An incomplete version of this pendant from a private collection is illustrated in 'Theodor Fahrner. Schmuck zwischen Avant-garde und Tradition', exhibition catalogue, Pforzheim, 1990 no 1.85, p.118. Compare with 1990,0608.1 Compare with 1991,0502.1
Prehistory and Europe
Group of Objects
Waist-clasp; porcelain set in silver-gilt; shallow relief decoration: 4 dragonflies in blue and green underglaze colours; gold lining defining edges; marked on reverse; impressed monogram; stamped on silver mount; original leather case.
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Object reference number: MCT17205
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