Brassler Scarab Stickpin
|A Hans Brassler stickpin with a shimmering
amazonite set in a gold frame representing the wings and body of
a scarab. The design is an imaginative blend of Egyptian
Revival, Art Nouveau and early Art Deco influences.
Created in 14kt gold, circa 1910.
Hans Brassler was a wonderfully creative jeweler who worked in the early 1900s. Born in Germany, he studied design at the Academie Julian in Paris and earned a gold medal at the 1900 Exposition Universelle. Later he emigrated to the United States, worked with Tiffany & Co. for a period and then founded his own jewelry design workshop, The Brassler Company, in 1909. Brassler was associated with the firm for about six years during which time he created an extraordinary collection of strikingly original jewels.
The stickpin is beautifully crafted in 14kt gold and
secured with a sturdy gold pin stem. The maker's mark of
The Brassler Company (a double oval enclosing "14B") is
stamped on the right side of the reverse.
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