Vienna Secessionist Bracelet - Museum Shop Collection
VIENNA SECESSIONIST JEWELRY
Inspired by the collections of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
In 1897 a group of Austrian artists gave birth to a modern aesthetic movement known as the Wiener Secession exploring the possibilities of art outside the confines of established academic tradition. This jewelry is inspired by a buckle designed by Secessionist artist/ designer Josef Maria Auchentaller (Austrian, 1865-1949) and produced by his father-in-laws firm Georg Anton Scheid (founded in 1882) in Vienna. The original buckle is gilded silver, enamel and lapis lazuli.
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund, 2002.3
Made in the U.S.A.