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N.E.From Sterling chrysoprase brooch

Product no.: 1695

Here is a splendid Sterling silver brooch comprising a concave dish with a large chrysoprase cabochon. It was made by the Danish modernist master silversmith, Niels Erik From (see bio).

£85.00 *
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Volmer Bahner enamel hearts brooch, blue or red

Product no.: 0383

Here is the sweetest little guiloché enamel brooch by the Danish master enamelist Volmer Bhaner (see profile). It features a circle of six hearts.  Available in light blue or burgundy red

£68.00 *
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Eiler and Marløe silver floral bar brooch, no.231

Product no.: 1698

Here is a wonderful silver brooch by the esteemed Danish silversmithy Eiler & Marløe, active 1920 - 67,   This  Art Deco design features a tall flowe

£55.00 *
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Flora Danica silver-gilt clover brooch

Product no.: 1701

Here is a gorgeous 4 leaf clover to bring you luck.  This brooch was made by Flora Danica. The company 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.

£40.00 *
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Carrick Jewellery, Mackintosh style rectangular brooch

Product no.: 0214

Here is a  Sterling silver brooch in the perenially popular design inspired by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Glasgow architect/designer whose work was admired by the Vienna Secessionists, but not recognised in the UK in his own lifetime. It was made by the Glasgow silversmith, Carrick Jewellery Ltd

£33.00 *
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Carrick Jewellery Ltd siver Mackintosh style round rose brooch

Product no.: 0215

Delightful large silver brooch in the style of designs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh by the contemporary Glasgow silversmith Carrick Jewellery Ltd. 

£44.00 *

Alton Sterling silver Pyrite brooch

Product no.: 1646

Here is an interesting Sterling silver brooch by the leading Swedish silversmithy, Alton. The stylised flower petals have been coated with pyrite, glinting from all angles. 

£65.00 *
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Ortak Scottish silver thistle brooch with box

Product no.: 1649

Here is a large silver brooch by Malcolm Gray for his company Ortak, based in the Orkney Isles. The motif is the thistlle, the national flower of Scotland, arranged here in a circle.  The brooch is supplied in the original box.

£55.00 *
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David-Andersen silver Art Nouveau floral brooch

Product no.: 0140

Of course the Norwegian company of David-Andersen (see bio) was established long before it became famous for enamel work. Here is a rare and outstanding example of a traditional brooch in the Scandinavian organic Art Nouveau style. The rectangular brooch is slightly convex and will thus rest well on the chest.

£75.00 *
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David-Andersen Sterling gilt trefoil Viking Saga brooch

Product no.: 1633

David Andersen's 1960s "Saga" series included of copies of prehistoric finds deposited in the Oslo historical museum.  The original of this brooch was found  on the Kvarberg Hill near Vågå in central Norway..  The trefoil design first seen on Frankish warrior sword belts, but  it was adopted by the Norse  and adapted for use as brooches on women's costumes and with animal decoration. such as the gripping beasts seen here

£85.00 *
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Anton Michelsen Eigil Jensen Boomerang brooch

Product no.: 0078

Here is a famous brooch, much copied in smaller versions. The cool clear lines of the metal will appeal to all lovers of Modernism. It is called Boomerang for obvious reasons, and is so large that it could almost be used as such! It was created by Eigil Jensen, a silversmith who joined Anton Michelsen in 1943 and stayed for 40 YEARs, rising to the post of Production Manager. Although designed in the 1950s, this brooch may have been produced later, as it was very popular.

£135.00 *
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Anton Michelsen very large enamel Marguerite brooch

Product no.: 0695

Designed in 1940 to celebrate the birth of Princess (now Queen) Margrethe, this was Anton Michelsen's (see profile) most successful creation of the 20th century and that success is being repeated in the 21st century since being re-issued by Georg Jensen. The lovely daisy is made of sterling silver, gilt, and with white enamel. The strong white enamel of the petals contrasts with the gold wash in the centre and which frames the petals. The daisy has been made in several sizes, and this example is the largest and features one double petal with a line of silver gilt down the middle. The Marguerite daisy is the national flower of Denmark.

 This example is an early original Anton Michelsen piece.

£145.00 *
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Anton Michelsen large silvergilt Swiss Cheese leaf brooch

Product no.: 1627

Here is a magnificent silver-gilt leaf brooch by the renowned Danish silversmithy, Anton Michelsen (see bio).  It is a true, if miniaturised, re-creation of a Swiss Cheese plant (Monstera delicisa) leaf, and as sucjh was probably designed by Gertrud Engel, who specialised in botanical themes.  It has been enhanced with a light gold wash. 

£95.00 *
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Anton Michelsen Sterling golf clubs brooch

Product no.: 1629

Here is an unsual artistic departure into the sporting world for the renowned Danish silversmith Anton Michelsen (see bio).  This large Sterling silver brooch features 2  golf clubs, crossed over. 

£85.00 *
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Erik Granit silver brooch

Product no.: 1616

Here is a simple yet classically elegant silver modernist brooch by the renowned Finnish silversmith Erik Granit, whose studio was registered from 1930 to 88. 

£60.00 *
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Georg Jensen Harald Nielsen Sterling silver brooch 266

Product no.: 1596

Here is a large rectangular brooch in a delicate Art Deco design by Harald Nielsen for the Danish silversmithy Georg Jensen. Harald Nielsen was the brother of Jensen’s third wife Johanne, and he joined the firm in 1909, aged 17. He helped to establish the Jensen style and the firm’s tradition for outstanding quality. In the 1920s he designed jewellery, flatware and hollowware, many, as this brooch,  still in production 50 years later. There is a notable stylistic development during the course of this decade, which started with the naturalistic organic forms of the Danish Art Nouveau or Skønvirke, and ended with the stricter more streamlined forms of Art Deco. After Georg Jensen’s death in 1935, Nielsen became the artistic leader of the company.

£265.00 *
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KOPI large Sterling silver replica Viking ship brooch

Product no.: 1502

This substantial Sterling silver Viking ship brooch was made by Museums Kopi Smykker, the Danish company which specialises in producing true replicas of archaeological finds. It is no 411 in the catalogue and is described as found in a Viking grave near Lillevang on the island of Bornholm. It is dated between 800 and 1050 AD. 

£70.00 *
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Søren Georg Kjeldsen silver Spirals brooch

Product no.: 1508

Here is a large silver brooch by the Danish silversmith Søren Georg Kjeldsen, whose studio was active from 1943 to 63. The timeless design looks quite contemporary, but is based on a prehistoric motif used in many Nordic cultures. 

Have you seen the matching bracelet, item 1004?

£75.00 *
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Orkney ceramic Ingaborg Viking Runes brooch

Product no.: 1515

Here is an interesting ceramic brooch from Orkney, Scotland. It features an 11th century Viking runic inscription praising 'Ingaborg the Fair'.  With original leaflet.   This item  qualifies for a lower postal rate which will be refunded after purchase. 

£19.00 *
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Kalevala Koru bronze Suotniemi brooch

Product no.: 1517

Kalevala Koru is a Finnish jewellery maker which started its activitties in the 1930s during the growing awareness of Finnish identity and heritage, specialising in replicas of historical finds..  Yhe prototype for this piece was a circular gold-plated silver brooch found at Suotniemi in Käkisalmi. The ornamentation of this unique find, which dates from the 13th century, is the palmette motif used in ancient Greece. This particular brooch probably came to Finland from Sweden

This item  qualifies for a lower postal rate which will be refunded after purchase. 

 

£40.00 *
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Ivar Holt large Sterling white enamel butterfly brooch

Product no.: 1476

Here is a wonderful, large, sculptural butterfly brooch in white guilloche enamel with gold wash edging and back. It was made by the renowned Norwegian enamellist Ivar T.Holt.

£85.00 *
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Volmer Bahner green or white enamel butterfly

Product no.: 1445

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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.

£28.00 *
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Buch + Deichmann plastic elephant brooch

Product no.: 1423

only WHITE still for sale

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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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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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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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 stylised flower brooch

Product no.: 0664

Here is a lovely sculptural stylised flower brooch by the Danish modernist master silversmith Niels Erik From(see bio)

£65.00 *
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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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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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