Sunday, 30 October 2016

Danish Sterling silver earrings, most for pierced ears

Most people did not have pierced ears until the 1970s, when the hygienic 'gun' was invented. So until then most earrings were produced with clips or screws. It is thus difficult to find vintage earrings designed for pierced ears.  I have however managed to collect a few pairs of earrings with postbacks or hooks, offered below

For further information and to place your order, go to the website scandinaviansilver.co.uk

item 1310,  Danish silver small crumple cast silver ear studs, SOLD

item 1311, Siersbøl Sterling abstract wire earrings for pierced ears, SOLD


item 1312,  Flora Danica small parsley ear studs, SOLD

item 1313, Siersbøl  Sterling silver flower stud earrings,, SOLD

item 1314,  Aagaard small Sterling silver stud earrings with bue ball, SOLD

item 1315, GIFA Sterling silver earrings, drops, pierced ears,  SOLD 

item 1316, GIFA Sterling silver ear studs for pierced ears, cost £ 40
item 1317,  Siersbøl tubular rings earrings, with posts, SOLD

item 1317, Flora Danica rose bud ear clips, SOLD

item 1318, Arne Johansen Sterling boomerang ear clips, SOLD

Friday, 21 October 2016

Premium Collection 3: Anton Michelsen and Royal Copenhagen









Here is a wonderful collection of mid 20th century designs from the workshop of the leading Danish silversmithy Anton Michelsen. A short profile of the company is provided after the photos.  The listing includes Sterling silver earrings, brooches, a bracelet, bangle, pendant and cufflinks, including a number of returners,  There are also a number of items combining porcelain and silver, produced after the takeover by Royal Copenhagen Porcelain in 1968. 

For further details and to place your order, go to the website scandinaviansilver.co.uk




item 1294, Ib Lunding for Anton Michelsen , 'Moon ' series  ear clips, SOLD

item 1298, Knud V Andersen for Anton Michelsen cufflinks, SOLD

item 1297, Knud V Andersen for Anton Michelsen ring, size M, SOLD


item 1296, Knud V Andersen, ear studs, SOLD

item 1295, Anton Michelsen chain bracelet, SOLD


item 0294 Gertrud Engel for Anton Michelsen 'Grass' brooch, costs £125

item 1302, Gertrud Engel for Anton Michelsen 'Grass' screw earrings  SOLD

item 1301 Gertrud Engel for Anton Michelsen leaf ear clips , SOLD

item 0620, Gertrud Engel for Anton Michelsen, bullrush brooch, costts £95

item 1300, Gertrud Engel for Anton Michelsen, feather ear clips, costs £55

item 1299 Gertrud Engel for Anton Michelsen, feather brooch, costs £75

item 1304, Gertrud Engel for Anton Michelsen flower brooch, costs £95


item 1303, Gertrud Engel for Anton Michelsen, Viking Longship pendant, SOLD


item 0592, Eigil Jensen for Anton Michelsen, cuff bangle,  SOLD

item 0078, Eigil Jensen for Anton Michelsen, boomerang brooch, SOLD


item 1305,
  Bodil Buch and Jens Windfeld Hansen, Royal Copenhagen and Anton Michelsen,  porcelain, gold leaf and silver chain necklace,  costs £375

item 1306,  Bodil Buch and Jens Windfeld Hansen, Royal Copenhagen and Anton Michelsen,  porcelain, gold leaf and silvr chain cufflinks,  cost £165

item 1308,
  Bodil Buch and Jens Windfeld Hansen, Royal Copenhagen and Anton Michelsen,  porcelain,and silver ear clips, cost £75


item 1309
  Bodil Buch and Jens Windfeld Hansen, Royal Copenhagen and Anton Michelsen,  porcelain,and silver ring, size L/ 5.8, costs £125


item 0934 Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica plaque /pendant, costs £125



item 1307 Royal Copenhagen blue and white porcelain pendant, SOLD








The Anton Michelsen Silversmithy was founded in 1841, and had thus long celebrated its centenary when it was bought up by the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory in 1968. As Royal Copenhagen then went on to purchase Georg Jensen as well, Michelsen was gradually merged with Jensen, and today only the annual forks and spoons bear the Michelsen name.

NB.
1. Georg Jensen was apprenticed to Anton Michelsen in the 1890s, not the other way around! Several of the most popular late 20th century Jensen pieces were actually originally designed for Michelsen.

2. In the 1850s Michelsen was commissioned to redesign the Royal medals and has been making these by appointment ever since. Hence the expertise in enamelwork which led to

3. the most popular jewellery design of the twentieth century , the Marguerite Daisy, created in 1940 to celebrate the birth of Princess (later Queen) Margrethe. 

                      
4. After its takeover by Royal Copenhagen in 1968, silver designers were encouraged to work with ceramicists, which resulted in some very interesting and sought-after creations.

5. At least since 1950 Anton Michelsen acknowledged its designers by stamping their signatures on each piece.  The Michelsen company commissioned such innovative designers such as
Karen Strand,  Gertrud Engel,  Eigil Jensen,  Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel,  Knud V Andersen and Jens Windfeld Hansen.

6. Michelsen set up a subsidiary in Sweden during the WWII and for some time after. MIC was the maker's mark used for items produced in Sweden, and this mark is often seen on Gertrud Engel designs of the 1950s, although they were also made in Denmark. In Sweden they also cooperated with the Swedish company Borgila.
Source:
Antik & Auktion 4/99 


Friday, 7 October 2016

A dozen Danish brooches

Here is a small collection of Danish silver brooches, including modernist, abstract, floral and traditional.
For further information and to place your order, go to the website scandinaviansilver.co.uk


item 1282, Rasmussen & Lassen freeform modernist brooch, costs £75

item 1283, Ove Eriksen Ginkgo leaf brooch, SOLD

item 1284, Aarre &  Krogh modernist brooch, SOLD

item  1285, Danish Skønvirke brooch by Jørgen Jørgensen, costs £ 135

item 1286. A.Dragsted abstract modernist brooch, costs £55

item 1287, Folmire Lily of the Valley brooch, SOLD

item 1288, Eiler and Marløe ripe rye brooch, SOLD

item 1289,  Chr. Veilskov floral brooch, SOLD

item 1290,  C.Brumberg Hansen coral bar brooch, costs £65

item 1291,  Flora Danica  Parsley brooch with pearl, costs £55

item 1292, John Lauritzen floral brooch, SOLD

item 1293, Herman Siersbøl, foliage brooch, costs £ 49