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JOSEF SIESS SOHNE

Primavera Brooch 'Dance of the Innocents'

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JOSEF SIESS SOHNE

Primavera Brooch 'Dance of the Innocents'

Gold, silver, ivory, malachite, earl

H  4.60cm (1.81 in)  |  W  4.60cm (1.81 in)

Origin Austrian, c. 1905
Marks The miniature signed:""ST SCHWARTZ"" Pin with makers mark 'SJS' Pin & catch: Vienna poincon
Case Fitted Case
Condition Very good

The children are performing a ring dance around a blossoming sapling. This originates from Pagan fertility dances of which in the UK the Maypole ring dance is the most well known

Literature
cf. Schmuck in Deutschland und Osterreich
1895-1914, Ulrike von Hase, p. 333
Wiener Gold-und Silberschmiede und ihre punzen 1867-1922, Waltraud Neuwirth, 1976, Lexicon L-Z, p. 212

Collections
cf. Charlotte Gere & Geoffrey C. Munn, Pre-Raphaelite to Arts & Crafts Jewellery, 1996, p. 102

Price Code

Ref No   4929

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