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A superlative piece of German Jugendstil design from THEODOR FAHRNER, Pforzheim, Germany, dating to c1908. I have had one of these amethyst necklaces through my hands before, however, the previous one was unmarked and did not have the original toggle fastener. This one does!!! She is also in excellent condition – a museum piece. She is a delicate but perfect beauty!
Please refer to the book “Theodor Fahrner Jewelry between Avantgarde and Tradition” by Schmundt Weber Becker, p139, where you will see the same design of pendant but with spinel. Even the little filigree wire loops at the side of the pendant are the same. A beautiful book piece with heritage confirmed in a rather well-regarded reference book.
As mentioned, this is fully signed with the maker’s mark for Theodor Fahrner (TF in a circle) as well as carrying the mark for Murrle Bennett, who would have retailed this Fahrner beauty through their business. It is also stamped as “935” silver, which has a higher silver content than sterling and was usually retained for the creation of the finer pieces of jewellery.
I adore the festoon design on this with two beautiful and delicate spacers. I love the two hand-worked side hooks on the main pendant, which continue the filigree design, that surrounds the amethyst flower on the centre of the design. I love the beautiful large round hand hammered (Hammerschlag) silver used for the pendant and the stunning bezel set amethyst cabochon in the centre.
The stone is surrounded with such fine detailing….filigree curls all around the square section in the centre of the circle. The juxtaposition of shapes is fabulous!
The tiny amethyst dangler adds extra articulation to the piece and leads the eye beautifully to the main stone in the centre. An incredible amount of thought and work has gone into its creation. They just don’t make pieces like this anymore.
The main part of the pendant has a diameter of approx 3cm and the height including the dangler is approx 4.2cm. The chain measures approx 37cm in length. The festoon and pendant section sits (flatteringly) just under the throat.
A lovely, book piece of Fahrner from the early years of the 1900s, which is not only in excellent condition, but also carries all the marks you would hope to find on such a piece.
A rare and highly collectable piece of original Jugendstil in a lovely festoon design.
This beautiful piece will be sent by courier Tracked and Signed or else Special Delivery within the UK. Thank you! Please note I am not currently sending to Germany – thank you.