KARL ROTHMÜLLER (1860-1930)

Superb Octopus Ring

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KARL ROTHMÜLLER (1860-1930)

Superb Octopus Ring

Gold Sapphire Ruby

L  1.90 cm (0.75 in)

Origin German, c. 1904
Case Ring Case
Ring Size |UK: P|   |US: 7.75|   |EU: 56.3|   |Asia: 16|
Condition Very good
Weight 5.10 Grams

An exceptional example of Rothmuller's exotic jewelry designs featuring a stylised octopus with a cabochon sapphire body. Its origins can be traced back to the glories of Minoan art. This representation of the octopus is one of the most striking examples of the decorative portrayal of this fascinating creature. A similar example is in the collection of The Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim

Literature:
Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective,2007, illustrated p.94
Munchner Schmuck 1900-1940 Munich National Museum 1990 Schmuck in Deutschland und Osterreich 1895-1914 Ulrike von Hase, 1977, p. 255
Imperishable Beauty, Art Nouveau Jewelry, Yvonne J. Markowitz & Elyse Zorn Karlin, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2008, p. 78 & 149

Price Code

Ref No   7050

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