Symbolist Brooch 'The Cockerel & The Hen'
Symbolist Brooch 'The Cockerel & The Hen'
Symbolist Brooch 'The Cockerel & The Hen'
Symbolist Brooch 'The Cockerel & The Hen'
Symbolist Brooch 'The Cockerel & The Hen'

WILHELM LUCAS VON CRANACH (1861-1918)

Symbolist Brooch 'The Cockerel & The Hen'

c. 1900 Germany

Offered by Tadema Gallery

£35,000 gbp
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A rare example of Cranach's humorous side in the creation of this exceptional jewel which epitomises the renaissance spirit of his artistry.
His imagination & craftsmanship is shown in the use of these naturally shaped baroque pearls into the cockerel & hen. The plain pearl drop could be symbolising the resultant egg of the encounter.
The grapevines are representing both fruitfulness & intoxication.
'The cock croweth but the hen delivereth the egg'
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The Berlin artist Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach was a painter, designer & jeweler who studied in Weimar & Paris. His illustrious ancestor was the renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder. He began designing jewels in the 1890's. Pieces executed by Louis Werner to his designs were shown at the International Exhibition of 1900.
Dimensions
Height 3.40 cm (1.34 inches)
Width 5.20 cm (2.05 inches)
Weight 13.20g (0.42oz t)
Stock Code
8061
Medium
Gold, enamel, demantoid garnet, ruby & pearl
Signed/Inscribed
Monogrammed twice 'WLC'. Original fitted case signed Lucas von Cranach
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