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FERDINAND HAUSER (1864 - 1919)

An important Symbolist brooch


FERDINAND HAUSER (1864 - 1919)

An important Symbolist brooch

Gold, enamel, moonstones

H  6.70cm (2.64 in)  |  W  4.20cm (1.65 in)

Origin Austrian, c. 1912 - 13
Marks The reverse marked with the designers monogram 'FH'.
Case Fitted Case

Hauser has taken a nocturne theme for the design of this brooch & combines Austrian Symbolism with Japonisme to create one of the most successful jewels of the early 20th century.

cf. A similar brooch, in the collection of the Landesmuseum Stuttgart, is illustrated in Ulrike von Hase, Schmuck in Deutschland und Osterreich 1895-1914 cat. no. 207, published by Prestel 1977.
Illustrated in our book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, Front cover & cat. no. 473
The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair,
1998, Handbook, Published in association with Harpers & Queen, Silver, Jewellery & Objects of Vertu, Tadema Gallery, Stand 21, illustrated p. 262

Acquired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Price Code

Ref No   2642