Rare Jugenstil pendant for Theodor Fahrner. It is stamped `FM’ (Ferdinand Morawe) but the contemporary literature confirms Olbrich’s authorship several times.
Documented Olbrich jewels are extremely rare.
Joseph Maria Olbrich was a founder member of the Vienna Secession in 1897. In 1899, at the invitation of the Grand Duke of Hesse, Olbrich set up the Artists’ colony at Darmstadt, thereby intermingling the styles of Austria & Germany.