This exciting German necklace attributed to Fahrner beautifully embodies the groundbreaking aesthetic of the Art Deco period. A pendant of articulated sterling silver panels is enameled in a matte bronze color and embellished with corded wire. Amazonite and lapis lazuli stones are set in the pendant, with marcasite accents. This fabulous pendant is finished with a decorative bale that hangs on a chain of engraved sterling links. Fahrner jewels similar to this piece appear in the book Theodor Fahrner Jewelry: Between Avant-garde and Tradition, and this necklace is a particularly fine example. The chain and pendant are not signed by Fahrner, they are marked "Sterling" and "Germany." Fahrner was producing jewels in this specific style from 1927 to 1929.
Fahrner has produced some of Europe's most exciting and innovative jewelry in the 20th Century. Theodor Fahrner was one of Germany's first jewelry manufacturers. He exhibited at the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris in where he won the Silver Medal for Jewelry. After Fahrner's death in 1919, Gustav Braendle succeeded him and retained the "Fahrner-Jewelry" brand name.
Details.....The chain measures 30" long and the pendant is 2.75" long by 1.1" wide. In Very Good Vintage Condition. Some wear should be expected on all vintage and antique pieces, it is part of their charm.