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Signed Teka vintage costume jewelry

Signed Teka vintage costume jewelry

Leaf brooch. 835 sterling silver. 7.5 cm. Signed Teka vintage costume jewelry

Signed Teka vintage costume jewelry
The talented German jewelry designer Theodor Klotz registered his trademark Teka in 1939 in Pforzheim (jewelry capital of Germany).
Jewelry designs of this brand include various styles – from florals in the 1940s to modernist and abstract in the 1950s and 60s. Also, very popular were decorations in minimalism style, undoubtedly progressive in the 1970s. A fan of this style was Kevin Klein, who argued that minimalism is not a trend, but a lifestyle.
The markings on the back of the pieces include the word “teka” enclosed in a triangle and sometimes the fineness of silver – 835 or 925. Also, “handarbeit” (handmade) and “Laurin” (used from 1934 to 1938 as a guarantee of quality) signs.
Traditionally, the jewelers of this company used 830 or 925 sterling silver, less often gold and gilding. Along with rhinestones and crystals, the craftsmen used natural stones, such as zirconium, agate, amethyst, quartz, coral, etc.
Theodor Klotz’s firm ceased to exist in the late 1970s. High quality hand-made vintage Teka jewelry is collectible, the price of which will increase every year.

8 K gold agate pendant

8 K gold agate pendant

Signature

Signature

Signed Teka vintage costume jewelry

1970s silver flower brooch. 3.4 cm

1970s silver flower brooch. 3.4 cm

Abstract design sterling silver rhinestones vintage brooch. 1960s

Abstract design sterling silver rhinestones vintage brooch. 1960s

Silver flower brooch with faux topaz. 4 cm. 1970s

Silver flower brooch with faux topaz. 4 cm. 1970s

Amber sterling silver pendant. 1950s

Amber sterling silver pendant. 1950s

Amethyst textured sterling silver pendant

Amethyst textured sterling silver pendant

Art Nouveau brooch. 925 silver. Before 1950

Art Nouveau brooch. 925 silver. Before 1950

Bow 835 sterling silver hand engraving mid century brooch

Bow 835 sterling silver hand engraving mid century brooch

Coral flower sterling silver brooch. 1930s

Coral flower sterling silver brooch. 1930s

Cross pendant. 925 sterling silver

Cross pendant. 925 sterling silver

Double coral silver pendant. 1960s

Double coral silver pendant. 1960s

Four leaf vintage brooch. 6 cm. 835 Sterling silver

Four leaf vintage brooch. 6 cm. 835 Sterling silver

Gold plated bow brooch

Gold plated bow brooch

Gorgeous sterling silver brooch. 1960s

Gorgeous sterling silver brooch. 1960s

Handcrafted sterling silver bracelet

Handcrafted sterling silver bracelet

leaf garland 835 sterling silver brooch

leaf garland 835 sterling silver brooch

Lizard brooch. Sterling silver, gold plated, rhinestones. 1970s

Lizard brooch. Sterling silver, gold plated, rhinestones. 1970s

Mushroom inside heart dangling brooch. 835 silver. 1930s

Mushroom inside heart dangling brooch. 835 silver. 1930s

Oak leaves 835 silver brooch

Oak leaves 835 silver brooch

Red and clear crystal sterling silver brooch. 1960s

Red and clear crystal sterling silver brooch. 1960s

Rose design bracelet and clips. 925 sterling silver. 1950s

Rose design bracelet and clips. 925 sterling silver. 1950s

Rose flower brooch. Sterling silver. 1970s. 4.3 cm

Rose flower brooch. Sterling silver. 1970s. 4.3 cm

Round shaped flower brooch. Sterling silver, amethyst, citrine. 1940s

Round shaped flower brooch. Sterling silver, amethyst, citrine. 1940s

Round shaped pendant in the style of minimalism. 925 sterling silver, zirconium, 2.2 cm. 1970s

Round shaped pendant in the style of minimalism. 925 sterling silver, zirconium, 2.2 cm. 1970s

Silver leaf rhinestone vintage brooch

Silver leaf rhinestone vintage brooch

Smoky Topaz Textured 8 K gold Pendant. 1950s

Smoky Topaz Textured 8 K gold Pendant. 1950s

Textured silver cultural pearl brooch

Textured silver cultural pearl brooch

Tiger eye sterling silver vintage bracelet

Tiger eye sterling silver vintage bracelet

White flower brooch. 835 Sterling silver, pearl. 1950s

White flower brooch. 835 Sterling silver, pearl. 1950s

Signature

Signature

Handmade signature

“handarbeit” (handmade)