MODERN GERMAN JEWELLERY. BY CHR. FERDINAND MORAWE. opportunmes of surveying the Gernaaxl Jewellergf marlfztczlt, thand of d mikmg 11 1,, a; ac uam ance W1 e 1ns an ou s o Mrff, t: thg jeWe1lers' business, have been limited; f? but it is certain that both are Hourishing ; km! f Ay-"ifKrLf f at least, the German jevvellers do not s41 look as if they starved ! Moreover, the i, fi B demand for PICCIOLIS ornaments seems to ä gym increase year,by.year, and the display 1n the Jewellers Windows grows rnore and more luxuraous, as 1s the case W1th most other bÜSIHCSSCS. Nobody Will store superiiuous and nnmarketable goods, least of all the Jeweller, who is a1ways a business man. You vtfill be thoroughiy aware of this fact if you start discussing art W1th him. He 1s cautious and suspicions of anything in_ the shape of novelty. He seems to say to himself: "This artist has ideasä he Wants to show somC- thing new but gvel ianncgtl agreei wgtn these for we do knowi We s a e a e to o usiness. 1s 1s a rea gitty, for the trade in Women's ornaments offers more artigistic scope than almost any other. It 1s not enough nowadays Justto set some nicely polished stones neatly, or to'be so lavish of material that the ornament produced represents an immense value; for the result Will probably be something not at all art1st1c._ Indeed, this generally occurs. The lot of the'art1st who designs womens ornaments is not a happy one, and 1t 1s almost hke a message from heaven when a jeweller tells him that he Will really condescend to carry out an original design. Even then he must somet1mes put up with the fact that his design, which Was intended for one person or purpose only, is repeated, like a manufactured article, a hundred and a thousand times again. HAPPILY there are some artists in Germany, as m England, France, and Belgium, who are above the fashion, and whose art1st1c 1nd1- viduality is so stronglthatfthey are boundlto succeed 111 other spheres las in t at o womens ewe er gäpgaäfvililz: first to show activity iJn this drirectiodwere the Berlin artists, Hirzel and Mühring. Both chose for their ornaments the same manner and methods Which Eckmann and hlS fellow-workers