Late Art Deco Fahrner Sterling, Enamel & Topaz Earrings
A wonderful pair of German craft earrings from the late Art Deco (ca1930) period! Most likely the work of Theodor Fahrner, these exquisite sterling silver earrings hang from a silver wire which attaches to an ornate square surmount. An arc-shaped link swings from the silver square by a connecting flat stone which is prong set in sterling. A large and wonderfully ornate convex link hangs from the very bottom which finishes off the stunning design of these earrings. Each link has textured details with curls of fine twisted wirework and beadwork and a geometric pattern of enameling. The enameling is matte and green, blue and brown in color. Six small turquoise stones rest on the surface of the larger convex link which add to the depth and detail of the earrings. The earrings, which originally were screwbacks, have been changed to wires. Although the mark is no longer present, we are confident that they are indeed by Theodor Fahrner. The back of each earring is marked "STERLING" and "GERMANY". These wonderful earrings have a fantastic and unusual look and would make a lovely addition to any collection!
Measurements: The earrings hang approximately 2 1/2" long, are slightly less than 1" at the widest point and have a depth of 3/8".
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver and all of the stones are intact. There is normal and minor surface wear to the enameling, however, it is not noticeable when the earrings are worn.