Stunning and extremely sought after art nouveau 14k gold coral pin brooch. Fully hallmarked for 14k Gold and maker Evald Nielsen, Denmark c 1915.
Length: 2.36in / 6cm
Stone: salmon coral 10 x 7.5mm
Evald Johannes Nielsen and his siblings were born and grew up in very poor backgrounds with their mother who had become a widow at an early age. At the age of 14 Evald leaves school in 1893 - with the prize for diligence. He gets an apprenticeship as steel engraver at Silversmith August Fleron in Copenhagen. August Fleron soon discover Evalds talent for drawing and his excellent sence of good quality and design in silverware. He encourages the young Evald by buying some of his drawings and this probably lead the way for the young mans further career in becoming a Silversmith himself. In 1898 Evald graduates, and in 1900 - 1905 he travels around Europe where he works in Germany, Austria and France. Around 1905 Evald settle down in Copenhagen with his wife (Marie Weimar) and their firstborn son (Aage Weimar). Son number two (Bjarne Weimar) is born in 1906.
Professional life of Evald Nielsen, in short: 1905 Starts his own business with a production of jewellery in particular 1907 Buys an old silversmithy and starts producing silverware & jewellery in a bigger scale. The workshop soon employs 14 silversmiths 1910 Starts advertising from his first store at Raadhusstraede 11 in Copenhagen 1918 Opens yet another store at Vester Voldgade 21 in Copenhagen 1918 At the age of 39 Evald is being elected as alderman in the Goldsmith Guild, a position he owns for the next 30 years! 1922 Receives the Honorary Diploma at World Expo in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 1925 Receives the Gold medal at World Expo in Paris, France 1929 Receives the Knights Cross from King Christian X at the 500 year anniversary of the Goldsmith Guild 1929 Assigned the "Grand Prix" medal at World Expo in Barcelona, Spain 1931 The store and workshop at Raadhusstraede 11 is moved to Nyhavn in Copenhagen 1935 Assigned the "Grand Prix" medal at World Expo in Brussels, Belgium 1937 Assigned the "Grand Prix" medal at World Expo in Paris, France 1945 Evald Nielsen Silversmithy celebrates 40 years anniversary. Evald Nielsen receives a handmade wall clock from his employees. 1958 Evald Nielsen dies after a short period of illness
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