JOSEPH MARIA OLBRICH (1867-1908)

Jugendstil Pendant

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JOSEPH MARIA OLBRICH (1867-1908)

Jugendstil Pendant

Silver, enamel & chalcedony

H  4.10 cm (1.61 in)  |  W  3.00 cm (1.18 in)

Origin Germany, c. 1902
Marks Marked: 'TF' Theodor Fahrner monogram 'FM' Ferdinand Morawe monogram, '935' & 'Depose'
Case Fitted Case
Condition Very good
Weight 13.70 Grams

Rare Jugenstil pendant for Theodor Fahrner. It is stamped `FM' (Ferdinand Morawe) but the contemporary literature confirms Olbrich's authorship several times.
Documented Olbrich jewels are extremely rare.
Joseph Maria Olbrich was a founder member of the Vienna Secession in 1897. In 1899, at the invitation of the Grand Duke of Hesse, Olbrich set up the Artists' colony at Darmstadt, thereby intermingling the styles of Austria & Germany.

Literature:
Theodor Fahrner Schmuck, 1990, p.123, cat. no. 1.92
Museum Kunstlerkolonie Darmstadt cat. p.202, cat. no. 308 brooch version illustrated

Price Code

Ref No   3995

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