Antique Jugendstil - Schmuch / Art Nouveau brooch. Silver pearls, gemstones and enamel. Made in Pforzheim, Germany, circa 1908 by Theodor Fahrner.
Approx 1 3/8 inches (32mm) accross widest part; approx 1 7/8 inches from top to bottom. Weighs 6.5grams.
Brooch consists of an arc or semi-circle, enamelled in green and colette set with light-coloured stones. WIthin the reserve formed by the arc, and extending downwards, is an openwork lattice of filigree scrolls and swags. A ring of pearls is set parallel to, and inside the arc. 3 elongated highly stylised tulip-shapes, enamelled in a range of greens from almost white to bright. These are attached via silver loops, and are therefore free floating. Alternating between the heads of the tulips are 4 pearls.
From the bottom silver wire-work are 5 chains, gradated in length, each ending in a colette set green gemstone, which could be tourmaline or peridot.
The pin at the back is hallmarked as follows: Maker's mark for Theodor Fahrner; 925; STERLING and GERMANY.
Generally very good condition. Negligible enamel wear, shown magnified in the 'photos is commensurate with age.
Similar pieces by Theodor Fahrner are shown in the last group of 'photos.
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