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Anton Michelsen Eigil Jensen green enamel leaf brooch

Product no.: 0191

This superb brooch was designed by Eigil Jensen for the leading Danish silvermith Anton Michelsen (see profile). Eigil Jensen trained with Hans Hansen and then joined joined Anton Michelsen in 1943 and stayed for 40 YEARs, rising to the post of Production Manager.

£80.00 *
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Volmer Bahner enamel cala lily brooch,, blue

Product no.: 0194

SOLD WHITE and GREEN.

Here is one of the Danish enamellist's Volmer Bahner's most famous designs for adults, the stylised cala lily. Available in BLUE,

£85.00 *
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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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Anton Michelsen, Gertrud Engel 'Grass' brooch

Product no.: 0294

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. This brooch belongs to to one of the first series she created, entitled 'Grass', featured in Ginger Moro's book European Designer Jewellery p.250. 

 

£125.00 *
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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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Anton Michelsen Strand Persian Palm Brooch

Product no.: 0501

Here is an iconic 1950s sterling silver brooch is by Karen Strand for Anton Michelsen. It is depicted in Jacob Thage's 1990 book 'Danish Jewellery' . It is called the Persian Palm brooch, the shape hijacked by the Paisley shawl industry and also so popular in modernist jewellery. Big and Beautiful.

£125.00 *
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Georg Jensen Malinowski Cockerel Brooch, no 276

Product no.: 0502
Arno Malinowski was one of the most versatile and successful designers who ever worked for the Georg Jensen Silver smithy. He designed for Georg Jensen from 1936 to 1944, and again from 1949 to 1965. Most Jensen lovers are familiar with his Art Deco stylised animal broochs such as the kneeling deer, the two dolphins , the butterflies and the chubby birds. This cockerel is hardly ever seen on the re-sale market, and even rarer is this example produced at the time of its deisgn, sometime between 1936 and 1944. This is a very rare collector's piece.
£299.00 *
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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.
£36.00 *
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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 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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Siersbøl Sterling foliage brooch

Product no.: 0709

Here is a substantial foliage brooch by the prolific Danish siversmith, Herman Siersbøl (see bio).

£48.00 *
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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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Bent Knudsen Sterling brooch

Product no.: 0713

Here is an amazing modernist sculpture designed to be worn as a brooch. It was created by the Danish modernist master silversmithing partnership, Bent and Anni Knudsen (see bio).

£145.00 *
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N.E.From Sterling parure: necklace, bracelet, ear clips, brooch

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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Flora Danica rose bud brooch

Product no.: 0864

Flora Danica was established in 1953 (see bio), based on an idea to coat Danish herbs and flowers with silver and then 18ct gold, turning them into enchanting pieces of jewellery. Here a small rosebud is set against a spray of rose leaves. 

£40.00 *
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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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Anton Michelsen Engel Sterling holly brooch

Product no.: 0940

Here is another gorgeous foliage brooch by the Swedish designer Gertrud Engel for the Danish silversmithy Anton Michelsen. This one is a sprig of holly, complete with a couple of berries, and is thus ideally suited to wear during the winter holidays. 

£85.00 *
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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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K-T silver leaf brooch

Product no.: 1071

Here is a charming silver foliage brooch in a typical mid-century design,  the maker is unknown.

£28.00 *
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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).

£75.00 *
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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 dolphins pin by Arno Malinowski

Product no.: 1243

Here is a lovely 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 *
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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 Sterling silver feather brooch

Product no.: 1299

Here is a lovely Sterling silver brooch which I believe is in the form of a feather. It was designed by Gertrud Engel for the leading Danish silversmith Anton Michelsen, 

Have you seen the matching ear clips, item 1300 ? 

 

£75.00 *
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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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Finnfeelings Sterling silver brooch with rock crystal

Product no.: 1377

I've never seen a brooch before by Finnfeelings - but here it is, a wonderful freeform modernist design with a silky satin finish and featuring a facetted rock crystal. The Finnfeelings brand was started  in the early 1960s by Hans Sten and Larl Laine, based in Turku, where it still produces some of the original iconic Karl Laine designs as well as more contemporary pieces

£75.00 *
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Holmsen white enamel heart brooch

Product no.: 1387

Here is a delightful white guilloche enamel silver-gilt heart-shaped brooch by the esteemed Norwegian silversmith Aksel Holmsen

£65.00 *
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