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Wiener Werkstätte Style Comb 'Basket of Flowers'
Silver Celluloid
H: 10.5 cm (4.13 in)  W: 12 cm (4.72 in) 
Marks: 'H.K. HAEGE' 'Handarbeit' '935'
German, c.1920
Fitted Case
The comb has very strong echoes of the Biedermeier style that was the inspiration of the Vienna Secession & the Wiener Werkstätte
Literature: Currently under research. Believed to have been exhibited in the 1920's at an International jewelry exhibition in Pforzheim.
This remarkable silver comb has been made in high grade silver to allow for the fine repoussé workmanship. Made up of at least 114 handmade parts, the construction shows a very radical approach achieving the naturalism of flowers using silver in an incredibly delicate way. The extremely fine craftsmanship of this piece is not only very rare but would also have been prohibitively expensive to produce.
Ref: 7001