PAUL, Friedrich (and others) – Collection of 214 jewelry designs. Munich, 1920-1929. Folio, 18 ll., with 214 mounted drawings and further 10 mounted albumen prints of jewelry. Different sizes.
Beautiful and expertly rendered images, likely used for a trade catalogue. A few drawings are signed or monogrammed (C.B., F. Paul). Friedrich Paul passed his master exam in 1929, and from 1963 to 1978, he was the headmaster of the Guild of Gold and Silversmiths for Munich and Upper Bavaria. The original invitation letter (1929) for Paul’s master exam by the Handwerkskammer von Oberbayern (Chamber of Trade) is added to the collection. The designs include bracelets, rings, pendants, tie pins, brooches and earrings composed of a wide range of various precious metals and gem stones.
Rare collection of German jewelry designs from the 1920’s.