Rare A&C Cloisonne Enamel Brass or Copper Brooch by Wiener Werkstatte (Item #AC-wwflower)
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Exceedingly rare, handwrought, signed Arts & Crafts (or Deco) enameled brooch with floral design by the Wiener Werkstaette (Austria). It is a large piece, measuring just under 1 3/4" in diameter. The brooch is round with a convex surface (curved slightly upward), and features a geometric cloisonne enamel design of a flower surrounded by a border of concentric enamel circles. The enamel is in shades of pink, white, gray, and black, and is in excellent original condition. The metal is thick and very heavy, and is either brass or copper (I believe copper) with a nice patina. The back has a pin stem and C-clasp, and is signed: WIENER, WERK, STATTE. The pin stem is a bit loose, but functions well, and could probably be tightened if desired. This is a fantastic opportunity to own a piece of Wiener Werkstatte jewelry as it rarely comes up for sale in the marketplace.
The Wiener Werkstatte was born of the Vienna Seccession, and was founded by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser at the turn of the century as an artist's community dedicated to producing articles by hand. In addition to jewelry, they designed metalware, glass, ceramics, architecture and furniture, and textiles. In addition to Hoffmann and Moser, many famous artists, such as Dagobert Peche, Carl Otto Czeschka, and Eduard Josef Wimmer, designed for the Wiener Werkstatte. Items produced by the Wiener Werkstatte are known for their strong designs, and are rare and extremely collectible. Their jewelry is very difficult to find, and commands very high prices.