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Antique viking revival buckle brooch, Norway

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Jewelry from Norway1 of 5My sami ring Family love token brooch probably made at the turn of the century 1800/1900
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    Posted 3 years ago

    Elisabethan
    (284 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. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years 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.
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      Thanks for love also from Vetraio, Aura and Newfld.
    3. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Nice find Elisabethan, this is wonderful!
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      Thank you racer4four.
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years 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/
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years 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
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Ms.ChrystalShip :)
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      its lovely!!! great piece!!
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      Thank you Sean, yes it is a bit unique.
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      Your very welcome and it is very unique!!

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