Art Nouveau Jewellery: From Pforzheim
"Caught up in optimistic new departures, the Pforzheim jewellery industry, which had been in existence since 1767, was in its heyday around 1900. Nearly five hundred jewellery manufacturers, workshops and studios were producing thousands of pieces of jewellery a day for sale worldwide through a ramified network of marketing and distribution channels. A high point of this was Pforzheim's participation in the 1900 Paris World Exhibition, where innovative Pforzheim firms - including Theodor Fahrner, Gebr?der Falk and F. Zerrenner - publicly demonstrated their capabilities in a stunning collective exhibition." "The years between 1898 and 1908 saw Pforzheim primarily producing Art Nouveau jewellery featuring sophisticated manufacturing techniques. Today these pieces are much sought-after collector's items. For all the formal influences assimilated from French Art Nouveau, the stylistic autonomy of Pforzheim Jugendstil was ensured by collaboration between firms based in the "Gold City" --
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