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Karl and Maria Berthold Symbolist Cornucopia Venus Shell Silver Brooch

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An exceptional Symbolist cameo brooch of Venus surrounded by the horn of plenty by the master goldsmith Karl Berthold & his painter wife Maria Schmidt-Kugel. Karl Berthold (1889-1975) came from a family of goldsmiths in Bavaria where he was first trained. He became a teacher for goldsmithing at the Staatliche Zeichenakademie in Hanau and Werkkunstschule in Cologne. After the war his atelier was in the Carmelite Cloisters in Reisach, Upper Bavaria (1945-1951) and later Oberaudorf/Inn. His designs are inspired by Renaissance and Baroque art.

Details

  • Creator
    Karl & Maria Berthold
  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
    Germany
  • Condition
    Good.
  • Dimensions

    W 2.13 in. x D 1.89 in.

    W 5.4 cm x D 4.8 cm

  • Seller location
    London, GB
  • Seller reference number
    7006
  • Reference number
    JU13021136446

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