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Silver Bookmark with Owl (Denmark), 1920’s

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    Posted 6 years ago

    jensen
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    I love this silver bookmark shaped like an owl! It is quite a luxury to have a bookmark made of silver, right? I am not sure when it was made, but I assume dates to the 1920’s. On the first picture you can see the details of the owl – its feathers, feet and green eyes (probably made of glass) and on the last the owl is guarding a page in an old book (an 1814 songbook). The owl now resides on a shelf with a small collection of 18th-19th century books. I have seen several of these owl bookmarks made by various silversmiths, so they might have been a ‘standard product’ on a par with other silver objects. I found it in nearby second-hand store which sells all kind of things such as kitchenware, old LP's, glass and ceramics - and occasionally some silver, too!

    Size: 9 cm. Mark 830 S and ‘CN’ for N.C. Nielsen, a silversmith active in Aarhus (the second-largest city in Denmark) 1893-1937.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      A Real Beauty of a Bookmark !!!!
    2. jensen jensen, 6 years ago
      Thanks, vetraio - I am very pleased to have it!
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      beautiful!!!
    4. jensen jensen, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Sean!
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Youe very welcome Jensen :)
    6. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Hooo, jensen, I love Owl, you will notice, soon.
      I love it.

      Alan
    7. jensen jensen, 6 years ago
      Merci beaucoup, Alan!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Great bookmark!
    9. jensen jensen, 6 years ago
      Thanks, racer4four (and Woman34)!
    10. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      Cool bookmark & silver too !! What a bonus ,, :-)
    11. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Great bookmark, special for reading before sleeping :-)
      Cutie owl and design!
    12. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Very unique bookmark, very nice item, thanks for sharing, I've always had a spot for owls, but to be silver also....just sent it through the roof...
    13. jensen jensen, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the comments, kyra, kerry, and surfdub!
    14. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      The eyes could be chrysophrase. Really wonderful piece!
    15. jensen jensen, 6 years ago
      Yes, I suppose so. I thought of it, but I have not been able to test it. Thanks, Elisabethan - I love it, too!
    16. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Awww, that's adorable!
    17. jensen jensen, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Efesgirl!
    18. utterlyunique utterlyunique, 6 years ago
      SO gorgeous!! Great find!

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