Silver and Gold
Jules Wièse Jewelry Designs
Jules Wièse is largely regarded as one of the leading silver and goldsmiths of the 19th Century. Born in Berlin, he began his career at the age of sixteen when he had to opportunity to apprentice with court goldsmith, Johann Georg Hossaeur. As he grew more skilled, he moved to Paris where he eventually started working for the master jeweler, Froment-Meurice, as a workshop manager. He preferred creating sculptural pieces of jewelry that epitomized the Renaissance Revival, often incorporating mythological creatures, as we see in this bracelet, of cherub musicians.