KARL ROTHMÜLLER 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)
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