KARL ROTHM√úLLER 1860-1930
Jugendstil Octopus Buckle
Silver, Partly Gilt Opal Garnet Chalcedony
H: 4.5 cm (1.77 in)  W: 7.5 cm (2.95 in) 
German, c.1900
Fitted Case
Parcel gilt waist clasp, in two parts.
The body of the octopus, set with opal, the eyes with garnets.
The two gilded fish, set with green chalcedony eyes.
Literature: Previously attributed to Lucas Von Cranach
Imperishable Beauty, Art Nouveau Jewelry, Yvonne J. Markowitz & Elyse Zorn Karlin, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2008, p. 78 & 149
Ref: 2035