KARL B. BERTHOLD (1889-1975)

Symbolist brooch

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KARL B. BERTHOLD (1889-1975)

Symbolist brooch

Carved shell cameo mounted in silver

W  5.40 cm (2.13 in)  |  L  4.80 cm (1.89 in)

Origin German, 1919
Marks Maker's monogram & '900' Dated 1919
Case Fitted Case
Condition Very good
Weight 19.60 Grams

An exceptional Symbolist cameo brooch of Venus surrounded by the horn of plenty by the goldsmith Karl Berthold & his painter wife Maria Schmidt-Kugel. Karl Berthold (1889-1975) came from a family of goldsmiths in Bavaria where he was first trained. He became a teacher for goldsmithing at the Staatliche Zeichenakademie in Hanau and Werkkunstschule in Cologne. After the war his atelier was in the Carmelite Cloisters in Reisach, Upper Bavaria (1945-1951) and later Oberaudorf/Inn.
His designs are inspired by Renaissance and Baroque art.

Literature:
cf. Schmuck in Deutschland und Osterreich 1895-1914, Ulrike von Hase 1977, p. 172
Schmuck der 20er und 30er Jahre in Deutschland Christianne Weber, 1990, pp.134-136 & 368

Price Code

Ref No   7006

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