Primavera Brooch 'Dance of the Innocents'

JOSEF SIESS SOHNE (1895-1922)

Primavera Brooch 'Dance of the Innocents'

c. 1905 Austrian

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The children are performing a ring dance around a blossoming sapling. This originates from Pagan fertility dances of which in the UK the Maypole ring dance is the most well known
Very good
cf. Schmuck in Deutschland und Osterreich
1895-1914, Ulrike von Hase, p. 333
Wiener Gold-und Silberschmiede und ihre punzen 1867-1922, Waltraud Neuwirth, 1976, Lexicon L-Z, p. 212
Dimensions
Height 4.60 cm (1.81 inches)
Width 4.60 cm (1.81 inches)
Stock Code
4929
Medium
Gold Silver Ivory Malachite Pearl
Signed/Inscribed
The miniature signed:"ST SCHWARTZ" Pin with makers mark 'SJS' Pin & catch: Vienna poincon
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