Offering for sale a wonderful and rare old brooch of marked sterling silver and signed Gussi, with hallmarks of Sweden. It features a beautiful heart in open work style with leaves, vines, & flowers. It measures 1 & 7/8" long and 1 & 3/4" wide, and in very good condition. I bought this at a fine antique shop over 20 years ago, the owner knew only that it was Scandinavian and silver and had no knowledge of the designer, and my research has also been limited, it appears his designs are somewhat rare to find, and of the highest quality workmanship. This reminds me of the work of Jensen, but I have no evidence of any connection between the two designers other than the similarities in the quality and design of their work, my comments only serving to give you a comparative idea of the quality and feel of this piece. The seller I purchased this from had bought this along with a few Jensen pieces. It is of fine sterling silver, with a lovely patina and good sturdy weight. It is marked on the back Gussi G9, M, and a hallmark of a crown, and another hallmark of an S. The pin fastener on the back is in very good working condition.
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