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    Posted 6 months ago

    Elisabethan
    (260 items)

    This brooch has the mark of Knut Andreas Rasmussen, Oslo Norway. It is a viking revival buckle brooch. It has the mark for silver 830 finess and on the c-clasp there is a swedish import mark that guarantee that the 830 finess is right. Knut Andreas Rasmussen founded the company in 1872. I don't know the age of the brooch but the tube hinge and the c-clasp together with the viking revival them tells me it is from around the time of art noveau (around 1890-1920).

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    1. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      Stunning piece for well over a century old! The Vikings/ Norsemen has always been a fascinating subject, with the mythology attached, hence the jewelry aspired by their history is fascinating as well!
      Gorgeous piece Elizabeth!
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 months ago
      Thank you Ms.ChrystalShip! Yes it is interesting. Grew up with all those stories and myths here. My dad used to take me with him when I was a child and we would drive to runstones to read them. He would have a little dictionary so we could read the runes. It was exciting and I would at times have to more or less stand on my head to read them. That is a fond memory.
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 months ago
      Thanks for love also from Vetraio, Aura and Newfld.
    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      I just noticed the “Trinity knots” on the four corners when taking another peek at this very cool piece. It’s close to the “Valknut”, which is an ancient Norse symbol! So very cool...
      And call me Eileen :)
    5. racer4four racer4four, 6 months ago
      Nice find Elisabethan, this is wonderful!
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 months ago
      Thank you racer4four.
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 months ago
      Eileen you are right. Can't for sure be right but since norweigan it feels closer to vikings then celts. But here the triquetra is mentioned with both. The maker of this brooch might flirt with both. The myths of vikings and the faith from the celts with trinity representing also the wholy spirit. Holy in my language is "Helig" and I believe it is probably something similar in norweigan. And the brooch looks yo be in the shape of the letter H.

      https://www.vikingrune.com/2009/03/triquetra-norse-viking-symbol/
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 months ago
      Here art noveau was called Jugend. There was a national romantic part in this that made people interested in the past. The myths around the viking gave way to something called "drakstil". That can be seen here:
      https://digitaltmuseum.se/011024611226/ram
      https://www.bukowskis.com/sv/lots/1199518-armchairs-a-pair-norse-style-norway-late-19th-century
      http://precisensan.com/antikforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=34789&stc=1&d=1234805922
    9. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 6 months ago
      Isn’t it amazing to “see” the history behind a piece. And I do see the letter “H”.., makes one wonder what the maker had in mind besides beauty when designing it, and let’s remember this is a century old piece. I’ll say it again... so very cool :)
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 months ago
      Thank you very much Ms.ChrystalShip :)
    11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 months ago
      its lovely!!! great piece!!
    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 months ago
      Thank you Sean, yes it is a bit unique.
    13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 months ago
      Your very welcome and it is very unique!!

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