Austrian Jewelry Maker's Marks

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Czeschka, Carl Otto Jewelry Maker's Mark

Carl Otto Czeschka

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Carl Otto Czeschka
Austria
Vienna
1878-1960

Specialties

  • Studied at the Vienna Academy.

1901-1907

  • Taught at the Vienna Kunstgewerbeschule.

1904

1943

  • Retired.


Dietrich, Oscar Jewelry Maker's Mark

Oscar Dietrich

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Oscar Dietrich
Austria
1853-1940

Specialties

  • Gold & Silversmith


Dub, Vincent Carl Jewelry Maker's Mark

Vincent Carl Dub

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Vincent Carl Dub
Austria
(1852-1924) e.1838

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Firm Founded in 1838 by Thomas Dub (father of Vincent)
  • Alexander Sturm was married to Vincent's daughter


Friedmann, Eduard Jewelry Maker's Mark

Eduard Friedmann

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Eduard Friedmann
Austria
(1877-1920)

Specialties

  • Manufacturers: Jewelry & Silver

Designers Include


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Fémes Beck, Vilmos Jewelry Maker's Mark

Vilmos Fémes Beck

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Vilmos Fémes Beck
Austria
(1885-1918)

Specialties

  • Goldsmith, Medallist & Sculptor
  • Worked with J.M. Olbrich.
  • Budapest Austro-Hungarian


Ghedina, Agostino Jewelry Maker's Mark

Agostino Ghedina

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Agostino Ghedina
Austria

Specialties

  • Jeweler


Hagenauer Jewelry Maker's Mark

Werkstätte Hagenauer

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Werkstätte Hagenauer
Austria
Vienna
e.1898

Specialties

  • Karl Hagenauer workshop
  • Gold and silversmith
  • Belonged to the Wiener Werkstätte
  • Designed until his death in 1986


Hauser, Ferdinand Jewelry Maker's Mark

Ferdinand Hauser

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Ferdinand Hauser
Austria
Vienna
(1865-?)

Specialties

  • Goldsmith, Sculptor & Designer



Hoffmann, Josef Jewelry Maker's Mark

Josef Hoffmann

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Josef Hoffmann
Austria
Vienna
(1870-1956)

Specialties

1887

  • Brunn's Hohere Staatsgewerbeschule.

1892

  • Akademie der bildenden Kunste.

1895

  • Awarded the "Rome Prize," a fellowship.

1897

  • Founding member of the Vereinigung bildender Kunstler Osterreichs (Vienna Secession).

1899

  • Professor at Kunstgewerbeschule until 1936.

1903

  • With Koloman Moser, founded Wiener Werkstätte.
  • Designed for Wiener Werkstätte until 1931.
  • Goal was to provide quality goods for the home.

1920

  • Founded Oesterreichische Werkbund.


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Hossfeld, Josef Jewelry Maker's Mark

Josef Hossfeld

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Josef Hossfeld
Austria
Vienna
c.1900

Specialties


Hügler, Jul Jewelry Maker's Mark

Jul Hügler

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Jul Hügler
Austria
Vienna
e.1872

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Jewelers
  • Jewelers to the Imperial Court.

Locations

  • Vienna
  • Bad Gastein
  • Rio de Janerio



Kallert, Carl Jewelry Maker's Mark

Karl Kallert

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Karl Kallert
Austria

Specialties


Kauba, Carl Jewelry Maker's Mark

Carl Kauba

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Carl Kauba
Austria
(1865-1922)

Specialties

  • Sculptor, small bronzes.
  • Educated at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.
  • Used various names depending on the group he was working with.


Kautsch, Heinrich Jewelry Maker's Mark

Heinrich Kautsch

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Heinrich Kautsch
Austria
Vienna
(1859–1943)

Specialties

b. Prague & d. Vienna

  • Medallist & Sculptor

1882

  • School of Applied Arts, Prague - Professor.

1887

  • Curator - Museum, Budweis.

1888

  • Published Goldsmiths of the 15th to 19th Century.

1889

  • Studied in Paris.


Klinkosch, J.C. Jewelry Maker's Mark

J.C. Klinkosch

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J.C. Klinkosch
Austria
Vienna
e.1797

Specialties

  • Metalwork Manufacturers
  • Silversmith
  • Imperial Warrant to the Court of Franz Josef
  • Knighted - Joseph Carl Ritter von Klinkosch.

1835-1839

  • Apprentice to his father, Carl Klinkosch Kempenich.

1844

  • Certified Silversmith.

1864 - 1870

  • Partnership with Stephan Mayerhofer
  • Mayerhofer & Klinkosch

1870

  • Renamed Klinkosch J C

1884

  • Retired and left the business to sons Arthur and Isidor.

1889

  • Josef Carl Klinkosch Died.

1918

1972

  • No longer listed in the Commercial Register.

Designers


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Koch, Konrad Jewelry Maker's Mark

Konrad Koch

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Konrad Koch
Austria
Vienna

Specialties


Kounitsky, Franz Jewelry Maker's Mark

Franz Kounitsky

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Franz Kounitsky
Austria
(1880-?)

Specialties

  • Medallist


Kowarzik, Joseph Jewelry Maker's Mark

Joseph Kowarzik

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Joseph Kowarzik
Austria
(1860-1911)

Specialties

  • Medallist


Krupp, Arthur Jewelry Maker's Mark

Arthur Krupp

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Arthur Krupp
Austria
Berndorf, Esslingen, Milan
e.1843

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers
  • Medallists
  • Alesander Schoeller & Alfred Krupp, e.1843
  • Arthur Krupp - from 1879.


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Kurzer & Wolf Jewelry Maker's Mark

Kurzer & Wolf

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Kurzer & Wolf
Austria
e.1880-1925

Specialties

  • Jewelers & Silversmiths, Manufacturing

1880

  • Founded by Jakob Hersch Kurzer (AKA: Koritzer)

1904

  • Gustav Wolf joined the company - renamed Kurzer & Wolf.


Köchert, A.E. Jewelry Maker's Mark

A.E. Köchert

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A.E. Köchert
Austria
Vienna
e.1814

Specialties

1814

  • Jakob Heinrich Köchert apprentices to a French goldsmith and enamellist.

1819

  • Jakob becomes a master goldsmith for Emanuel Pioté.

1825

  • Pioté et Köchert are very successful, receiving an Imperial order from the Turkish Ambassador.

1831

  • Pioté et Köchert named Jeweller to the Imperial Court.

1849

  • Jakob Heinrich Köchert appointed personal jeweler to Emperor Franz Joseph - K.u.K. Hof- und Kammerjuwelier – the Royal and Imperial Court Jeweler.
  • Jakob was given care of the imperial treasury, overseeing the completion of the Austrian Imperial Crown.

1854

  • Alexander Emmanuel Köchert, Jakob's son, takes over the the firm.

1873

  • Heinrich and Theodor Köchert, Alexander's sons, take over the firm.

1925

  • Theodor's sons, Erich and Wilfried, take over the firm and bring in Erich's half-brother painter/designer Erwin Lang.

1955

  • Dietrich Köchert and his cousin, Gotfried Köchert (the racing jeweler) are running the firm.

1987

  • Dieter Köchert brings back the tradition of working with artists for jewelry design.



Likarz-Strauss, Maria Jewelry Maker's Mark

Maria Likarz-Strauss

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Maria Likarz-Strauss
Austria
Vienna
(1893-1971)

Specialties

  • Enamellist & Designer
  • Designer for the Wiener Werkstätte.
  • Known for her abstract, repeating designs.


Lorenzl, Joseph Jewelry Maker's Mark

Joseph Lorenzl

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Joseph Lorenzl
Austria
Vienna
(1892-1950)

Specialties

  • Sculptor & Ceramicist
  • Worked in the Art Deco style.


Marschall, Rudolf Ferdinand Jewelry Maker's Mark

Rudolf Ferdinand Marschall

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Rudolf Ferdinand Marschall
Austria
Vienna
(1873-1967)

Specialties

  • Medallist & Sculptor
  • Studied at the School of Engraving.

1903

  • Medallist to the Imperial Court.

1905

  • Director - Vienna School of Arts


Moser, Koloman Jewelry Maker's Mark

Koloman Moser

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Koloman Moser
Austria
Vienna
(1868-1918)

Specialties

  • Artist & designer
  • Jewelry designs were spare and geometric.
  • Founding Member of Wiener Werkstätte
  • Studied: Wiener Akademie and Kunstgewerbeschule.

1885

  • Studied: Akademie der bildenden Kunste.

1892

  • Studied: Kunstgewerbeshule (1900 became a professor there.)

1897

  • Founding Member of the Vienna Secession.

1901-01

  • Published Die Quelle A graphic design source book.

1905

  • Left the Vienna Secession.

1907


Paltscho Jewelry Maker's Mark

Paltscho

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Paltscho
Austria
Vienna
e.1891

Specialties

1891

  • Carl Paltscho opened Biedermann & Paltscho.
  • Carl's son Erwin convinced him to go out on his own.
  • Edwin Paltscho designed hidden elaborate clasps often copied by other famous jewelers.



Peche, Dagobert Jewelry Maker's Mark

Dagobert Peche

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Dagobert Peche
Austria
Vienna
(1887-1923)

Specialties

  • Dagobert Peche
  • b. Lungau, Austria w. Vienna, Austira
  • Designer - including jewelry.
  • Studied to be an Architect.

1911

1917

  • Took charge of the Zurich branch of the Wiener Werkstätte.
  • Major influence in design at the Wiener Werkstätte.
  • Jewelry described as "miniature sculptures."
  • Often disguised the function with decorative flourishes.


Pflaumer, Eugen Jewelry Maker's Mark

Eugen Pflaumer

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Eugen Pflaumer
Austria

Specialties


Pollak, Alfred Jewelry Maker's Mark

Alfred Pollak

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Alfred Pollak
Austria
Vienna

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Jewelers & Silversmiths.

1878

  • Founded in Prague.

1892

  • Branch opened in Budapest.

1896

  • Branch opened in Vienna.
  • Imperial Court Supplier to Emperor Franz Joseph.

1922

  • Company no longer listed on the commercial register.


Prutscher, Otto Jewelry Maker's Mark

Otto Prutsche

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Otto Prutsche
Austria
(1880-1949)

Specialties


Rozet & Fischmeister Jewelry Maker's Mark

Rozet & Fischmeister

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Rozet & Fischmeister
Austria
Vienna
e.1770-Current

Specialties

  • Jewelers & Silversmiths
  • c.1900 Fischmeister studied with Lalique.
  • Produced plique-à-jour jewels in the French style.

Founder

  • Nikolaus Rozet


Scheid, Georg Adam Jewelry Maker's Mark

Georg Adam Scheid

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Georg Adam Scheid
Austria
Vienna
(1837-1921)

Specialties

  • Jeweler & Manufacturing Silversmith.
  • Noted for enamel work and niello.
  • Worked with Michael Markowitsch, Jeweler & Silversmith.

1862

  • Opened the partnership of Markowitsch & Schied.

1882

  • Schied Opened a Jewelry Factory.

1911

  • Retired.


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Siess, Josef Jewelry Maker's Mark

Josef Siess

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Josef Siess
Austria
Vienna

Specialties

  • Jewelry Manufacturer
  • Abstract designs.


Sturm, Alexander Jewelry Maker's Mark

Alexander Sturm

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Alexander Sturm
Austria
(1851-1915)

Specialties

1882

  • Alexander Sturm was a gold & silversmith.
  • Opened a shop.
  • Clientele were from the rising upper middle-class.

Designers

1988

  • Alexander Strum closed its doors.


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Sucharda, Stanislas Jewelry Maker's Mark

Stanislas Sucharda

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Stanislas Sucharda
Austria
(1866-1916) e.1882

Specialties

  • Medallist & Sculptor
  • Worked in the Jugendstil style of Art Nouveau.
  • Studied and taught at the School for Decorative Art, Prague.


Sudfelt, Hermann, & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Hermann Sudfelt & Co.

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Hermann Sudfelt & Co.
Austria
e.1835

Specialties

  • Silver Manufacturers


Szandrik Jewelry Maker's Mark

Szandrik

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Szandrik
Austria
e.1895 Austro-Hungary c.1918 - Czechoslovakia c.1994 - Slovakia

Specialties

  • Silver Manufacturers

1895 - Founder

  • Rytier Robert von Berks, a member of the a German Mining Union (Geramb Bergwerk Union or GBU in German).
  • Named the company after the landowner, Janos Szandrik.

1899

  • Designer Jan Peterka (1871-1938) joined the firm.

1900

  • Entered Peterka's designs in the World Exhibition, Paris with great success.

1918

  • Name changed to Sandrik.

c. 1945

  • Following WWII, the firm was nationalized and consolidated with the Czechoslovakian firm Bibus.


Tereszcuzuk, Peter Jewelry Maker's Mark

Peter Tereszcuzuk

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Peter Tereszcuzuk
Austria
Vienna
(1875-1963)

Specialties

  • Sculptor
  • Known for the use of ivory faces.
  • Desk sets & figurals.


Turriet & Bardach Jewelry Maker's Mark

Turriet und Bardach

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Turriet und Bardach
Austria

Specialties


Varga, Angela Jewelry Maker's Mark

Angela Varga

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Angela Varga
Austria
Vienna
(1925-?)

Specialties

  • Jeweler & Sculptor
  • Commissioned jewelry only.

Education

  • Kunstgewerbeschule, Vienna.
  • Akademie der Bildenden Kunste.
  • Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris.
  • Slade School & Central School of Arts & Crafts, London.



Westel Allgayer & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Westel Allgayer & Co.

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Westel Allgayer & Co.
Austria
Vienna
c.1900

Specialties

  • Foundry & Casting Company, Bronze.
  • Known for Cold-Painted Bronze technique.


Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry Maker's Mark

Wiener Werkstätte

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Wiener Werkstätte
Austria
Vienna
e.1897-1932

Specialties

Founders

  • Josef Hoffmann
  • Koloman Moser
  • Both were teachers as the Kunstgewerbeschule.
  • Influenced by John Ruskin and William Morris, embracing the Arts & Crafts Movement.
  • Followed the philosophy of Gesamtkunstwerk - Total Work of Art.

Wiener Werkstätte e.1903

  • Artisan Alliance arising from the Vienna Secession.
  • Based on C.R. Ashbee's Guild of Handicraft.
  • Workers were highly trained & skilled.

Materials

  • Silver
  • Gilt
  • Enamel
  • Semi-Precious Stones (diamonds, rubies and emeralds were forbidden)

Aesthetic

  • Simple
  • Defined shape - often squarish
  • Before Peche influence - adherence to form, following Peche - fluidity.

Produced a variety of goods.

  • Metalwork
  • Leatherwork
  • Ceramics
  • Jewelry
  • Often marked by the designer, the craftsman and Wiener Werkstätte.

Jewelry Artisans included:


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Wimmer-Wisgrill, Eduard Josef Jewelry Maker's Mark

Eduard Josef Wimmer-Wisgrill

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Eduard Josef Wimmer-Wisgrill
Austria
Vienna
(1882-1961)

Specialties

1907

  • Artisan with the Wiener Werkstätte, 1907-1932.
  • specialized in all areas of fashion, including jewelry.

1918

  • Full Professor at the Kunstgewerbeschule, heading the fashion dept. till 1921.
  • Returned in 1925, retired in 1955.


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Zimpel, Julius Jewelry Maker's Mark

Zimpel, Julius

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Zimpel, Julius
Austria
Vienna
(1896-1925)

Specialties

Founder: Julius Zimpel - (1896-1925)

  • Designer

Studied: Kunstgewerbeschule.

  • Designed metalwork and jewelry for the Wiener Werkstätte
  • Works produced by the Wiener Werkstätte, even after his death.

1916

  • Taught at a school for jewelry.


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