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Biedermeier

Biedermeier jewellery

Biedermeier Jewellery

The Napoleonic Wars caused such a financial crisis in the Austro-Hungarian Empire that the Emperor Franz 1 decreed that all gold and silver objects should be turned over to the State. As a result, iron came to be used for the manufacture of jewellery. Fine craftsmanship often transcended the austerity of the material. As well […]  Continue Reading »