Antique Silver Earrings by Gustav Hauber

£65.00

Jugendstil silver earrings by Gustav Hauber

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Description

Beautifully designed earrings from the heart of the Jugendstil movement.

Made by Gustav Hauber these earrings evoke the cutting edge style of late 19th/early 20th century German design. Hauber was a silversmith based in Schwäbisch Gmünd, in the state of Baden-Württemberg, an important centre of jewellery production in the heart of an area known for its metal industries. Hauber started his company in 1870 and the company is still in operation today.

These earrings may date from about the 1890s but certainly have a blend of classic “Victorian” style, with their heart shaped filigree wire decoration, but the rounded triangular outline has an anticipation of the art deco movement which was on its way. Each earring is also set with a central ball. The clips are frame shaped, thin and mounted on sprung hinges. The earrings are marked on the stopper for the clips with 835 (the standard grade of silver in Germany at the time) and the company mark for Hauber.

Condition

Lovely condition when age is taken into consideration. The clips and spring are secure. Being old, low-grade silver and containing filigree work, there is some dullness, but this is not tarnish, merely age

Dimensions

  • Triangular max width 1.5 cm (0.75 inch)

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