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New Anton Michelsen medium guilloche enamel daisy brooch

Product no.: 0108

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 guilloche, gilt, and with white enamel. . This example is an original Anton Michelsen piece, made before the take-over in 1968. 

£85.00 *
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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

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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New Anton Michelsen forget-me-not brooch

Product no.: 1441

After the success of the enamel Marguerite in 1940, Anton Michelsen launched another series, the forget-me-not, designed by Erik Herløv in 1942. This series, which comprised brooches, necklaces, bracelets and earrings, was not as successful as its forerunner and was therefore only produced for a short time. Pieces are thus quite rare, and undamaged pieces even rarer. The silver forget-me-not flowers filled with pale blue enamel. 

£95.00 *
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New Volmer Bahner circle of green enamel butterflies

Product no.: 1444

Here is an impressive green enamel brooch by the Danish enamel specialist Volmer Bahner (see bio) with the addition of another artist, S.Christian. The brooch features one of Bahner's favourite motifs, the butterfly, but in this version they are larger than usual, scattered in a circle. 

£75.00 *
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New Volmer Bahner green or white enamel butterfly

Product no.: 1445

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!  Buy them individually or both, saving £10. 

£60.00 *
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New Volmer Bahner small white enamel butterfly

Product no.: 1446

Here is a lovely guilloché enamel  and vermeil butterfly brooch by the renowned Danish enamel specialist Volmer Bahner (see bio). The butterfly is decorated with a delicate guilloché pattern underneath the enamel. 

£55.00 *
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New 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 is still, at the age of 86, producing designs inspired by time in Greenland. I do not think this brooch has any Greenland associations, but am willing to be corrected.

£60.00 *
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New 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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New N E From Sterling aerodynamic brooch

Product no.: 0171

Lovely modernist brooch in an aerodynamic, three-dimensional design by the renowned Danish silversmith Niels Erik From (see maker bio). 

£95.00 *
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New N.E.From Sterling amber brooch

Product no.: 1458

Here is a lovely amber brooch by the Danish modernist master Niels Erik From (see bio). The design of decreasing rings incorporates From's signature design of an off centre cabochon in a partially oxidised dish

£95.00 *
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New N.E.From silver horseshoe brooch

Product no.: 1465

Here is a traditional horseshoe brooch by the renowned Danish silversmith Niels Erik From.  This early piece has been embellished with a flower within each horseshoe.  Have you seen the matching bracelet, item 1466?

£60.00 *
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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 .

£44.00 *
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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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D-A Sterling largest enamel butterfly brooch, white only

Product no.: 0111

 

BLUE SOLD

Here is large guilloche enamel butterfly by the leading Norwegian silversmith, David-Andersen. This design has been one of the company’s most popular, and the butterfly has been produced in a myriad of colours and several multicolours, as well as 3 SIZEs. This is the largest SIZE. These butterflies were widely exported, and there are probably more flying around in the United States than in Norway. The butterfly is made of sterling silver and treated with a gold wash (vermeil). It is then guilloched (given the pattern seen through the enamel) and finally coated with a coloured transparent enamel.

£95.00 *
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Warmind Sterling aerodynamic brooch

Product no.: 0160

Here is a sleek and simple aerodynamic brooch by the Danish modernist master, Poul Warmind.

£65.00 *
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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, white, blue or green

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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CJL Mackintosh style rectangular brooch

Product no.: 0214

Here is a substantial 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 . 

£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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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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David-Andersen Sterling small enamel butterfly brooch

Product no.: 0363

Here is nice guilloché enamel butterfly by the leading Norwegian silversmith, David-Andersen. This design has been one of the company’s most popular, and the butterfly has been produced in a myriad of colours and several multicolours, as well as several sizes.This is one of the smaller sizes. These butterflies were widely exported, and there are probably more flying around in the United States than in Norway. The butterfly is made of sterling silver and treated with a gold wash (vermeil). It is then guillochéed (given the pattern seen through the enamel) and finally coated with a coloured transparent enamel.

£60.00 *
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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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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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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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Meka Sterling enamel star brooch and clips

Product no.: 0728

Here is a fabulous modernist set by the Danish company Meka Reklamegaver -who were based in Holte 1951 - 1989.. The large Stering silver brooch is in the shape of a freeform star, accentuated by the guilloche pattern of radiating lines. Light blue enamel has been applied to the central, slightly concave area. The pattern is replicated in the small ear clips.

Buy the set for £88 or buy the brooch for £55 and the earclips for £35.

£88.00 *
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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 amethyst brooch

Product no.: 0662

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

£75.00 *
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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.

£149.00 *
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Bent K 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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Kupittaan Kulta gold brooch with citrine

Product no.: 0834

Here is a light and delicate modernist 14 kt gold brooch by the renowned Finnish silversmith Elis Kauppi for his company Kupittaan Kulta. The aerodynamic branches of gold hold a facetted citrine. How elegant is that!

£155.00 *
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Kupittaan Kulta Sterling jade brooch

Product no.: 0838

Here is a substantial Sterling silver booch by the innovative Finnish silversmith Elis Kauppi for his company Kupittaan Kulta (see bio). The thick (hand-hammered?) dish appears to have been split open in the middle to hold the large jade ball.  

£145.00 *
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Thune Norway enamel white or olive green brooch

Product no.: 0840

WHITE  SOLD

Here is a delightful siver gilt white guilloche enamel brooch by the Norwegian silversmith N.M Thune, establsihed in Oslo as early as 1857 and still in operation.  The elegant slim leaf brooch is available in white or olve green.

£55.00 *
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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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John Lauritzen silver stylised daisy brooch

Product no.: 0867

Here is a lovely mid-century modern stylised silver daisy brooch by the Danish silversmith John Lauritzen, whose workshop in Copenhagen was registered from 1955 to '81.

£45.00 *
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