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Ivar Holt Sterling olive guilloche enamel ribbon brooch

Product no.: 1483

Here is large, modernist Sterling guilloche enamel brooch by the renowned Norwegian silversmith Ivar Holt.  Two pieces have been bent and attached at the centre, giving the appearance of a ribbon. It has a gold wash on the edges and the back.

£80.00 *
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Volmer Bahner green or white enamel butterfly

Product no.: 1445

WHITE SOLD

Here are a couple of fabulous guilloché enamel  and vermeil butterfly brooches by the renowned Danish enamel specialist Volmer Bahner (see bio). The butterflies are decorated with a delicate guilloché pattern underneath the enamel. Gorgeous! 

£60.00 *
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Jens Tage Hansen black enamel brooch

Product no.: 1450

Here is an interesting Sterling enamel brooch by the Danish silversmith Jens Tage Hansen. He opened his workshop in Copenhagen in 1954, and specialised in Greenland motifs (see bio), but also produced mainstream modernist jewellery, sometimes with enamel.

£60.00 *
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Volmer Bahner Sterling enamel zig zag brooch

Product no.: 1451

Here is a dramatic Sterling and enamel brooch by the Danish enamel specialist, Volmer Bahner (See bio).  The brooch features a zig-zag pattern of black enamel.

£70.00 *
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Buch and Deichmann huge plastic parrot brooch

Product no.: 1421

Here is a wonderful and extremely large black plastic parrot brooch by the Danish company Buch + Deichmann, who specialised in fashion accessories. In the 1960s and 70s they produced series of colourful plastic brooches, combs and hair grips. They also commissioned other designers such as Jacob Hull for fashionable jewellery in silver plate. Nowadays I believe the company makes eyewear. 

This item (on its own) qualifies for the lower postal rate. Difference will be refunded after purchase.

£36.00 *
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Buch + Deichmann plastic elephant brooch

Product no.: 1423

SOLD brown and blue

Here is a collection of plastic elephant brooches by the Danish company Buch + Deichmann, who specialised in fashion accessories. In the 1960s and 70s they produced series of colourful plastic brooches, combs and hair grips. They also commissioned other designers such as Jacob Hull for fashionable jewellery in silver plate. Nowadays I believe the company makes eyewear. 

£16.00 *
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Kopi replica bronze Viking brooch w/box

Product no.: 0026

This extraordinary brooch was made by Museums Kopi Smykker, the Danish company which specialises in producing true replicas of archaeological finds. This brooch is no.469 in an older catalogue, and is a copy of an 11th century brooch in the Ringerike style found on the island of Gotland in Sweden. It is not currently available from their on-line shop Qualifies for lower postal rate.

£40.00 *
Old price £46.00
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Holt fantasy enamel Viking Ship brooch/pin

Product no.: 0047

This is no ordinary Viking ship by the Norwegian master Ivar Holt. It is the stuff of heroic tales, sagas and myths, with the wind in its sail and the ensign flying proudly! This is a guilloched enamel piece, and as is often the case, the unenamelled sections have been treated with a vermeil (gold wash). Here the gold is featured in the beading along the side of the ship, contrasting with the green or blue.trims .

£40.00 *
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Hans Hansen Sterling boomerang brooch 'Peak'

Product no.: 0062

Here is an iconic brooch by the master silversmith Hans Hansen (see profile). It is the now classic asymmetrical boomerang, much copied in the decades after its design by Bent Gabrielsen. It is also one of the designs Georg Jensen decided to continue after they bought the Hans Hansen company. It was given the name ‘Peak’

£125.00 *
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Scharning Sterling vermeil green enamel brooch

Product no.: 0270

Here is a gorgeous leaf brooch in muted olive green by the acclaimed Norwegian enamellist Albert Scharning

£65.00 *
Old price £75.00
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HN silver and gilt leaf and catkin brooch

Product no.: 0299

Here is a dramatic foliage brooch featuring catkins in silver gilt hanging from silver leaves. It is by the Danish silversmith Holger Noersgaard who was based in Aarhus from 1945 to 1973.

£65.00 *
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Replica Viking Age bronze Urnæs brooch

Product no.: 0370

This extraordinary brooch was made by Museums Kopi Smykker, the Danish company which specialises in producing true replicas of archaeological finds. It is no 404 in the catalogue and comes with the following description: " Fibula in Urnæs style found in Denmark. The many woodcarvings of Urnæs church in southern Norway has given name to the style. The motif is a supple animal in a fight with two snakes,  symbolising Christianity's battle with Paganism". The brooch is supplied in its original box.

£46.00 *
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Hans Hansen Sterling ball brooch

Product no.: 0465

Here is a wonderful Hans Hansen brooch (see designer profile) . I believe it is a Karl Gustav design, as many of his designs incorporate large silver balls. This brooch demonstrates all the classical characteristics of great modern design; simple, sleek and sophisticated, combined with expert craftsmanship and a good weight.

£145.00 *
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Shetland Silver Celtic knot cross brooch

Product no.: 0568
Here is a Sterling silver brooch featuring a traditional Celtic cross, with detailed celtic knotwork designs. It was made by Shetland Silver.
£32.00 *
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JTH Sterling Greenland whale brooch

Product no.: 0619
Here is a very unusual brooch. It was designed and made by Jens Tage Hansen, who started his workshop in 1954, and which still continues to produce jewellery with themes from Greenland. This small rectangular brooch features an enamel inlaid motif of a whale, the animal which was so important to survival of the Inuit people.
£38.00 *
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Anton Michelsen bullrush brooch

Product no.: 0620

Here is a wonderful botanic creation by Gertud Engel for the leading Danish silversmith Anton Michelsen (see bio). The two bullrushes are interwined by silver leaves which hold them in place.

£95.00 *
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Faith, Hope & Charity silver brooch

Product no.: 0622

This charming brooch represents the Christian trilogy of Faith hope and charity (or love) with the heart (for love) framing an anchor (hope) on the right and the cross (faith) on the left. I do not know who the designer was, but a very similar one has been produced by Georg Jensen , designed by Vilhelm Albertus around 1940. Who came first? . Its enduring popularity made be due to the fact that it is heart-shaped and the Christian iconography is not immediately noticeable, Also available as a pendant, item 0623

£40.00 *
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N.E.From Sterling parure: necklace, bracelet, ear clips, brooch, all available separately

Product no.: 1326

Available as the set or indivdual pieces.

Here is a rare opportunity to acquire a whole set of jewellery by the Danish modernist master N.E.From (see bio).  There is a wonderful stylised leaf necklace with matching bracelet, brooch and ear clips. Buy the whole set for £395 or the individual items separately from £50. 

£395.00 *
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N E From Sterling brooch

Product no.: 0664

Here is a lovely sculptural stylised flower brooch by the Danish modernist master silversmith Niels Erik From.

£65.00 *
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A&K large Sterling foliage brooch

Product no.: 0706

Here is a fabulous brooch made by the distinguished silversmiths Aarre & Krogs Eftf (see profile). One of their most popular designs was this stylised leaf. In this version, the leaf is grooved and acts as a dish for the ribbed stamen. The brooch features 7 such leaves. Have you seen the matching necklace, item 0705, or similar earings, item 704, or the complete set, item 707

£60.00 *
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Georg Jensen cactus brooch 227

Product no.: 0710

This wonderful little brooch was designed for Georg Jensen by Gundolph Albertus, who married Jensen's wife sister. Albertus joined the company in 1911 and was assistant director from 1926 to 1958. His most famous design was called 'Cactus', for flatware, but it was also adapted for jewellery, as in this example.  Most recent hammer price for this brooch was £200 + commission. on Bargain Hunt August 2017

£175.00 *
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Georg Jensen -Jørgen Jensen - Sterling Brooch 310

Product no.: 0912

Here is a fabulous brooch by one of Georg Jensen's sons, Jørgen Jensen. Born in 1895, Jørgen became a silversmith, but did not join the company until the 1930s,  when he created this,his most famous design, in he Art Deco functionalist style.  

£175.00 *
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Georg Jensen Henning Koppel Sterling silver brooch no.327

Product no.: 0915

Here is a super-sleek and simple modernist brooch by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen. Koppel started designing for Jensen in 1945 and his new abstract design ideas were pivotal for introducing Danish Modern to Denmark and the world at large. This substantial brooch was designed in 1956, at the height of his creativity.

£185.00 *
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Hans Hansen rare Sterling silver trefoil brooch

Product no.: 0973

Here is a lovely trefoil brooch by the illustrious Danish silversmithy Hansen (see bio). I believe that this substantial little brooch, which I have never seen before, is a very early design by Karl Gustav Hansen, and probably one of his 'Future' series, designed in the 1930s. 

£125.00 *
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David-Andersen Marianne Berg Sterling silver enamelled brooch

Product no.: 0990

Here is a magnificent brooch by the leading Norwegian silversmithy David-Andersen. It was one of 15 pieces launched in 1966 as the 'Silver Series', part of David-Andersen's innovative modernisation programme. It was designed by Marianne Berg, who was working at the workshop of Uni David-Andersen, the 4th generation of the family.  This example is embellished with enamelling on the panels.  

£175.00 *
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Ortak Malcolm Gray modernist smoky quartz 'Cairngorm' brooch

Product no.: 1000

Here is a modernist silver brooch created by Malcolm Gray for his Orkney company, Ortak (see bio). The dynamic bands of silver hold a traditionally facetted and claw set smoky quartz stone, also known as a Cairngorm in Scotland, after the mountain district where they are found.

£75.00 *
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Aksel Holmsen early white enamel brooch

Product no.: 1128

Here is an interesting little Sterling silver brooch by the esteemed Norwegian silversmith Aksel Holmsen. The rectangular brooch features filigree spirals and 4 white guilloche 'buttons' 

£48.00 *
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Arne Johansen Sterling silver abalone brooch

Product no.: 1175

Here is a large and super-sleek Sterling silver brooch with a raised abalone centre by the acclaimed Danish siversmith Arne Johansen (see bio).

£95.00 *
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German Sterling amber brooch

Product no.: 1178

Here is a fabulous freeform Sterling silver brooch which was handmade made in Germany by a silversmith I have been unable to identify. The silver band swirls around the central amber cabochon which is attached to another band, as a stylised flower head.  This is a really lovely piece, and I believe that the German amber artists really do deserve more recognition than they currently receive.

 

£55.00 *
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Shetland Silver Viking Ship Brooch

Product no.: 1214

Here is a lovely silver brooch featuring a Viking longship made by Shetland Silver. The  Scottish Shetland Isles were under Viking, Norwegian and Danish rule  from the 9th until the 15th centuries and the Norn language persisted until the 18th century.  Nordic influences are still strong in these northernmost territories. 

£55.00 *
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Ola Gorie Sterling silver Tudor brooch in box

Product no.: 1217

Here is a classically elegant Sterling silver brooch by the renowned Orkney silversmith Ola Gorie (see bio).  The brooch belongs to the Tudor collection and is priced at £102 in the current catalogue. The brooch will be supplied in an Ola Gorie presentation box. 

£65.00 *
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Ortak Sterling St Magnus Brooch

Product no.: 1223

This Sterling silver celtic / nordic shield brooch by Ortak (see profile) commemorates St Magnus and the spirit of Orkney. In 1137, a beautiful cathedral was founded in Kirkwall, Orkney, in memory of Magnus the Martyr. Built in warm red and yellow sandstone, gracefully decorated, Saint Magnus Cathedral remains the spiritual heart of these island.

£48.00 *
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Brd. Bjorklund Sterling chrysoprase brooch

Product no.: 1237

Here is a fabulous traditional midcentury design in a brooch by the renowned Danish silversmiths, the Bjorklund brothers. It features a chrysoprase cabochon in the centre and small beaded flowers around the edge of this stylised daisy brooch. 

£75.00 *
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Georg Jensen Sterling silver dolphins lapel pin by Arno Malinowski

Product no.: 1243

Here is a lovely Sterling silver lapel pin with 2 fying dolphins by the Danish silversmithy Georg Jensen. It was designed by Arno Malinowski, the Art Deco master of animal motifs in the 1930s. 

£145.00 *
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Georg Jensen brooch 234B by Gundorph Albertus

Product no.: 1244

Here is a delightful brooch in the Art Deco style designed by Gundorph Albertus for Georg Jensen.

£235.00 *
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Rasmussen & Lassen Sterling modernist brooch

Product no.: 1282

Here is a wonderful modernist abstract brooch by the esteemed Danish partnership, Rasmussen & Lassen, who were registered in Copenhagen from 1960 to 1970.

£75.00 *

A.Dragsted Sterling abstract brooch

Product no.: 1286

Here is an interesting modernist brooch by the esteemed Danish silversmith A.Dragsted, first established in Copenhagen in the 1890s and holder of a royal warrant to supply jewellery to the Danish royal family.  This modernist brooch has an almost abstract intaglio and oxidised design - perhaps it is a branch with perching birds?  I believe it was designed as a corporate gift. 

£55.00 *
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C.Brumberg Hansen silver and coral bar brooch

Product no.: 1290

Here is a lovely silver bar brooch in the Art Nouveau style by the esteemed Danish silversmith C.Brumberg Hansen, who was active from 1937 to 87. The brooch features a central oval coral cabochon. 

£65.00 *
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Flora Danica silver gilt parsley and pearl brooch

Product no.: 1291

In 1953 The Danish silversmith Eggert was inspired to create moulds from the herbs and flowers of his garden and turn these into enchanting pieces of jewellery by layering the silver base with 18 ct gold. The parsley has probably been the company's most enduringly popular range, with millions of sprigs of parsley transformed into brooches, pendants, earrings etc - each one is different. You can see a film about how they are made on Utube. The brooch is not currently in production, and tis example, adorned with a pearl, is very rare. 

£55.00 *
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Herman Siersbøl Sterling foliage brooch

Product no.: 1293

Here is a lovely Sterling silver midcentury foliage brooch by the prolific Danish silversmith Herman Siersbøl (see bio).

£49.00 *
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Anton Michelsen Engel flower brooch

Product no.: 1304

Gertrud Engel designed many stylised foliage and flowers motifs for Anton Michelsen  (see designer profile) in the 1950s. She is Swedish, and her work was produced both in Denmark and by Michelsen's branch in Sweden.  Here is a a charming sculptural Sterling silver flower brooch by Engel. It is a rare example of this design. 

£95.00 *
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