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Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry
Cuttlefish. Superb Symbolist Brooch. Gold Enamel Pearl Ruby. Marks – ‘WLC’ monogram. German, c.1900. Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry

German goldsmith, Cranach worked mostly in the Art Nouveau style. However, jewelry lovers often confuse his beautiful works with other jewelers’. 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. In fact, exquisite Art Nouveau jewelry by Cranach was similar in design to the jewelry of the famous French jeweler Rene Jules Lalique. Also, artworks by William Lucas Cranach at its core are the intersection of the boundaries of art and jewelry. According to critics, William Lucas Cranach has revolutionized the traditional art of jewelry.

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry
Gold tone brooch pendant. Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry

Traditionally, the motifs of his jewellery – plants and flowers, natural wonders and zoomorphic themes. Snake, as part of the historical coat of arms of Cranach, the head of Medusa the Gorgon made ​​in the style of the late 19th – early 20th century.

Wilhelm Lukas von Cranach. Cigarette box, 1915c
Cigarette box, 1915c. Sterling silver, the eyes are tiger’s eye stones, and the clasp is sapphire

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry
Medusa the Gorgon made ​​in the style of the late 19th – early 20th century
Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry
Precious stone gold tone ring
Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry
Fabulous gold tone ring
Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry
Famous snake grape leaves pendant of gold tone
Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry
Blossoming tree brooch
Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry
Circa 1900. entitled ‘Tintenfisch und Schmetterling’ (Octopus and Butterfly)
Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry
Floral design pendant
Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry
Hair pin. On Cranach design, made by Gebr Friedlander, Berlin
Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry
Pearl Brooch, c. 1900. 5. x 3.8 cm. Yellow gold, engraved, three pearls, diamond splinter, ten rubies.
Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry
Needle, 1898. 2.8 x 2.7 cm. Silver, three pearls, five emeralds, one ruby
Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry
Nachtliche Szene mit Elfentanz, 1908. Oil on Canvas
Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry
Circa 1900 brooch pendant

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