Cranach Art Nouveau jewellery
Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewellery (1861-1918)
German goldsmith Cranach worked in the Art Nouveau style, and his beautiful works are often confused with other jewelers’. Wilhelm Cranach worked as a forester, portrait painter, designer, and silversmith. He became known in Berlin as an artist of applied art and a jeweler since 1900.
Exquisite Art Nouveau jewelry by Wilhelm von Lucas Cranach was similar in design to the jewelry of the famous French jeweler Rene Jules Lalique. In fact, Cranach jewelry at its core is the intersection of the boundaries of art and jewelry. Thus, William Lucas Cranach has revolutionized the traditional art of jewelry. Traditionally, the motifs of his jewelry included plants and flowers, natural wonders, and zoomorphic themes. Snake, as part of the historical coat of arms of Cranach, the head of Medusa the Gorgon were made in the style of the late 19th – early 20th century.