Fer de Berlin

Fer de Berlin

A gossamer-like Berlin iron necklace, circa 1820 – 1830. The necklace is in the form of graduated vine-leaves attached to a hand clasp. It has a dynamic, sculptural quality. Though not signed, I am attributing it to the Berlin foundry of Johann Conrad Geiss who designed the vine-leaf motif. The necklace’s delicate lace-like form is typical of  the extraordinary casting skills of the Geiss foundry. The necklaces is 15 inches long, the largest leaf front centre is 1 and 1/8 inches by one inch and the smallest leaves next to clasp are one inch by 3/4 of an in inch. It is in immaculate, rust free condition.

£3500

Portrait of Natalie von Lobenstein wearing a vine leaf necklace