Description & Technical information

Executed by: Wiener Werkstätte

Marked: WW, Austrian hallmark, head of Diana, (A for Vienna, 2 for 900/1000), A (for Vienna).

Silver, malachite (some cracks)

The letters in the centre of the brooch can be read as "E AST". The brooch was a gift to Elsa Ast, née Bacher, a jeweller’s daughter and the wife of physician Wilhelm II. Ast, who was a brother of the master builder Eduard Ast.

Sincere thanks to Dr Heinz Adamek for his kind  information.

Date:  around 1908
Period:  Early 20th century
Origin:  Austrian
Medium: silver
Dimensions: 3.7 x 5.3 cm (1¹/₂ x 2¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Newly added cat. no. H21/58


Ref.: Tretter/Weinhäupl (eds.), Gustav Klimt. Emilie Flöge. Reform der Mode, Inspiration der Kunst, Gustav Klimt Zentrum am Attersee, exhib. cat., Vienna, 2016.

Exhibitions: Emilie Flöge. Reform der Mode, Inspiration der Kunst“, Gustav Klimt Zentrum am Attersee, 2016.

Categories: Silver