This most beautiful, gold washed, silver enamel pin was created by the celebrated Norwegian silversmith, Marius Hammer (1847-1927). Marius Hammer began to produce enamel jewellery in 1890. I believe this piece dates to circa 1925.
The pin measures 1 and 5/16” (3.4cms) across by 5/8" (1.7cms) across the centre. It weighs 4.3 grams.
The pin has pretty , gold washed curlicues on either side. The background area in shimmering white has vertical lines beneath the enamel . In the centre is a charming motif of a trio of yellow flowers with green leaves on a textured purple base.
On the back is the mark of Marius Hammer – an M with an anvil., It is also inscribed '930S', a higher grade of silver than sterling. There is a solid, old style c clip.
This charming pin is in wonderful, antique condition. All the enamel and gold wash are intact and this unique piece is of very high quality. It will arrive tissue wrapped in a gift box and would make a very special gift.
Marius Hammer founded his workshop in the late nineteenth century in Bergen, Norway. Along with David Andersen and Jacob Tostrup he was a pioneer in the development of enamel jewellery. Items by Marius Hammer are always wonderful and quite rare.
MARIUS HAMMER - Norway 930 Silver Enamel Flower Pin