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Vintage David-Andersen Norway Sterling Folk Museum Brooch ~ 1960s
David-Andersen of Norway - the Oslo firm founded in 1876, created the Saga jewelry collection in the 1960's. The series featured replicas of museum pieces created by Viking craftsmen, and are true copies of ancient designs dating from around 300 AD and found in burial mounds.
Another rarer collection presents ornaments copied from the rustic originals in the Norwegian Folk Museum, designs treasured and handed down from generation to generation. Many date to the Middle Ages when silver pieces were particularly cherished because, apart from the intrinsic value of the metal, it was believed that they protected the wearer against witchcraft. Such things as betrothal rings and brooches are usually surmounted by a crown, or cross.
This superb Folk Museum sterling brooch is a primitive austere shape, with beautifully ornate etched symbols covering the domed circle and the crossed structures to the centre. The design is large, bold and is rarely seen. It is fully hallmarked to the reverse with the following detail: DA NORWAY 925 S KOPI FRA FOLKEMUSEET (translates to "copy from the folk-museum")
Dimensions are : 2 inches across and the width of the circle is 7/16 inch ; weight is a substantial 22.1 grams. It is in superb condition with fine even patina. The roll-over clasp is secure.
This is a rare and stunning piece from a master Norwegian silversmith.
Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver, Size: 2.0
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