by Lillian Csernica on April 12, 2017
From Macklowe Gallery:
Sometime synonymous with the term Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, meaning “Youth Style” in German, got its name from the magazine Jugend that first promoted the style. In the early 20th century the term only applied to two-dimensional examples in the graphic arts, later expanding to incorporate a broader range of the arts from architecture to decorative arts. Drawing from traditional German printmaking, the style uses precise and hard edges, an element that was rather different from the naturalistic style of the time.
Jugendstil pendant, silver, enamel, and amethyst. Carl Hermann, Germany, circa 1900.
Bird brooch, gilded silver, plique-a-jour enamel, pearl. German, circa 1900.
Pendant necklace with tourmaline, gold, silver, and green enamel.
Silver, plique-a-jour enamel, and dyed green chalcedony. Theodor Fahrmer.
Jugendstil chatelaine, silver, enamel, and chalcedony. Germany, circa 1900.
The pendant features a bell flower carved from ox bone with rubies set above it and marcasite stones set into the leaves.
The surround is German silver marked for 900 purity
with the makers mark AM which is Adolf Mayer and the mark
Fish pendant. Gilded silver, garnet, chalcedony. Eduard Schopflich.