Wonderful sterling silver brooch. Fully hallmarked for much sought after maker Hans Hansen, Denmark 1960s. Design no 113; one of the designs Georg Jensen decided to continue after they bought the Hans Hansen company.
Size: 3 inch / 7.7 cm
Hans Hansen opened a goldsmith shop in 1906 in Kolding, Denmark. Before that he worked as a silversmith at Carl M. Cohr which was well known for its flatware. Hans Hansen slowly became one of the premier silverware and jewellery firms in Denmark. Almost all of the initial designs were by Hans Hansen. His son, Karl Gustav Hansen was the next major designer for the Hansen firm. Karl Gustav Hansen, similar to many of the major Danish jewellery designers was, in addition to being trained as a silversmith, first trained as a sculptor. The Hans Hansen smithy was one of the Denmark's most important and prestigious ateliers. After the elder Hansen passed away his son, Karl Gustav, took over the Hans Hansen workshop. The famous designers Bent Gabriel Pedersen, Bent Knudsen, and Henning Koppel designed for the Hans Hansen company. The Georg Jensen company purchased the smithy in 1992.
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