Posted 7 years ago
Thanks to our fellow collector on CW courtenayantiques I was able to find out all I can tell you now about this piece.
I have here for your consideration a Art Nouveau (1890-1914)/ Jugendstil (name of this period in Germany) Buckle made by FRIEDRICH REUSSWIG - Hanau - 1903 - 1926. .
From the years 1903 to 1926 there is a record of his business in Hanau, Germany. From what I have seen of his work it is all very detailed.....usually figural or depicting scenes of a bygone era or angelic compositions. His works of art are somewhat like reading from a story book.. And that is exactly what these wonderful pieces do.
This angle figure has been modeled with lovely details and exceptional craftsmanship and is handsome and whimsical.
The hallmarks on the back site of the buckle with: Fleur de Lis / Crown with the letter R under it / Lion Passant.
Dimensions: Dimensions: 7 x 4.5 cm Weight: 24 grams. Weight: 24 grams.
The detailed scenes on the piece are crisp and clear with a wonderful patina.
This lovely German sterling silver figural piece would make a fine addition to any collection captures a story and romanticism of another age.
Very Rare and Very Collectable , nice to wear as pendant.