Cufflinks by jules wiese in 18 Karat Gold of Theological Scenes, French circa 1880

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  • A finely made and interesting pair of theological revivalist double sided cufflinks in 18 karat yellow gold. The cufflinks are concave in design and each side has a carved figure, one of which is a centaur firing a bow and arrow. Signed in full together with the makers lozenge.
  • Jules Wiese (1818-1890) was born in Berlin but moved to Paris in 1839 to join Froment-Maurice. In 1894 he posthumously received a medal at the Paris World Exhibition, which led to many future commissions for his son,Louis.His Neo Gothic and Neo Renaissance influence was instantly recognisable and often decorated with enamel. Louis (1852-1923) continued as a jeweller to explore the Renaissance, Gothic, Religious and Theological styles of his father.
  • Actual pair photographed on page 25 of cufflinks book by Susan Jonas and Marilyn Nissenson
  • Measures 15mm across.
  • Antique (over 100 years old).
  • 19th century, French circa 1880-1890.

Stock no. 1790

 

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