Wolfers feather brooch by Wolfers
Wolfers feather brooch by Wolfers
Wolfers feather brooch by Wolfers
Wolfers feather brooch by Wolfers

Wolfers

Wolfers feather brooch 1950

GemstoneDiamondGoldWhite goldPlatinum
ConditionNear mint
€ 4.800

Ans Hemke-Kuilboer Juwelier & Antiquair

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About the artwork

Platinum brooch depicting a stylised feather set with numerous small diamonds. made by the well known firm of Wolfers. Total estimated weight of the diamonds is 3.4 carat. Typical for the 1950's because of the fine wires ending in settings and the schwung in the brooch.

About the Artist

The Wolfers family was a Bruxelles gold -and silversmith dynasty that operated under the name Wolfers Frères (Brothers Wolfers) at a certain point.

Louis François Guillaume Wolfers (1820-1892) passed his master test in Augsburg in 1838 and founded his own company in Bruxelles. From 1877, he sent his sons Philippe (1858-1929), Max (1859-1953) and Robert (1867-1959) to Germany, France, The Netherlands and Austria. In 1885, Philippe married Sophie Wildstädter and the firm was renamed to 'Louis Wolfers père et fils'. In 1897, the name of the firm was changed to 'Wolfers Frères'. They built a new building in Bruxelles in 1909, designed by Victor Horta. The company has stayed there ever since.

The firm Wolfers Frères designed and made the monumental table ensemble for the Belvédère-palace during the World Exposition in 1958. The Belvédère was used as a VIP-area and thus required prestigious decorations.