Fine Jewellery

Art Deco Silver Gilt Necklace by Theodor Fahrner


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    A good example of a silver gilt necklace made by the well known firm, Theodor Fahrner. It is an example of his Art Deco filigree style produced in the 1920s and 1930s into WWII. His factory was a major player in the production of well designed good quality jewellery in the Art Deco period. He was one of the foremost designers in Pforzheim in the Black Forrest in Southern Germany.

    The necklace consists of six open flower heads linked together by a small delicately engraved loop. the flowers are set on a box chain made up of rectangles totally covered in millgrain dots. each flower measures 1/2" in diameter and the necklace itself is 15" long. The intricate swirl motif on the petals of the flowers gives the bold design of the piece a delicate appearance.

    In this necklace the attention to detail is paramount. it is wonderfully made and so very elegant.

    It i hallmarked for 925 silver and stamped Fahrner Original on the reverse

    Fahrner Jewelry is highly sought after and collected today and still eminently wearable


    One of the most desirable names in early 20th Century European costume jewellery, Fahrner's intention was to raise the artistic quality of industrially or part-industrially made pieces to the level of art jewellery. He learned to be a steel engraver and received his artistic training at the Pforzheim Kunstgewerbeschule.

    Theodor Fahrner, Sr., owned a ring factory, and on his death in 1883, the younger Theodor Fahrner took the reins. By 1895, he was the sole proprietor. In the time of the upheaval before the turn of the century, Fahrner registered numerous patents and utility models. The breakthrough finally succeeded with the presentation of the jewelry designed by Max J. Gradl at the Paris World Exposition in 1900, where he was awarded a silver medal.

    Fahrner did most of his own design work from 1899 to 1906. Fahrner's later designers included Maria Obrich, Patriz Huber, and Ludwig Knupper. The firm came to specialize in affordable Art Deco jewelry and achieved an international reputation.

    Fahrner died in Pforzheim on July 22, 1919, leaving behind two daughters, Vera and Yella. He was buried at Pforzheim's main cemetery.[1] The jewelry maker Theodor Fahrner was bought by the jeweler Gustav Braendle from Essling and passed on under the name Bijouteriewarenfabrik Gustav Braendle. The brand name "Fahrnerschmuck" was also used.
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