Art Nouveau jewelry by Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach
Art Nouveau jewelry by Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach (1861-1918). Wilhelm von Lucas Cranach – German goldsmith who worked in the Art Nouveau style. His beautiful works are often confused with other jewelers’. Wilhelm Cranach worked as a forester, an artist – portrait painter, designer, and silversmith. He became known in Berlin as an artist of applied art and a jeweler since 1900. His rich jewelry was made in the Art Nouveau style.
Exquisite Art Nouveau jewelry by Wilhelm von Lucas Cranach was similar in design to the jewelry of the famous French jeweler Rene Jules Lalique. Artworks by William Lucas Cranach at its core are the intersection of the boundaries of art and jewelry. William Lucas Cranach has revolutionized the traditional art of jewelry. The motifs of his jewellery – plants and flowers, natural wonders, zoomorphic themes. Snake, as part of the historical coat of arms of Cranach, the head of Medusa the Gorgon were made in the style of the late 19th – early 20th century.
This is a cigarette case designed by Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach in 1915. Sterling silver, the eyes are tiger’s eye stones, and the clasp is sapphire