Evald Nielsen Skonvirke Brooch with CarnelianEvald Nielsen Skonvirke Brooch with CarnelianEvald Nielsen Skonvirke Brooch with Carnelian

This elegant skonvirke (the Danish expression of the Arts and Crafts movement) brooch by Evald Nielsen features a flower bud with carnelian at its center. The design has flowing curves punctuated by small silver balls, all of which serve to draw the eye to the reddish brown carnelian set within beautifully rendered leaves.

Evald Nielsen (1879-1958) was an important Danish silversmith in the first half of the twentieth century. He was very influential among Danish goldsmiths and silversmiths, serving as Master of the Goldsmith’s Guild for 30 years and as Chairman of the the Union of Danish Goldsmithmasters.

SIZE: 2-1/4" long x 1/2" wide

MARKS: "925S" indicating that it is made of sterling silver, and the Nielsen maker's mark of lower case "en"

AGE: 1920's or 30's. The brooch has a safety clasp, which places it after the teens, but it also has a tube hinge, which tends to be used in earlier jewelry. With these clues, I date it toward the middle of Nielsen's production which spanned from 1905-58.

CONDITION: very good vintage condition with minor signs of wear consistent with age and use.

Item ID: LK6059

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver, Size: 2-1/4" long x 1/2" wide

Evald Nielsen Skonvirke Brooch with Carnelian


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