Vintage Jewelry and Decorative Objects at Blackbird Hill Antiques
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1980 item #1174223 (stock #J2233)
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$250.00
A reticulated sterling silver pendant of geometric elements and elongated bale, suspended from an .830 silver chain. Both bear the marks of H.C. Østrem of Drammen; it’s very unusual to find a pendant by this maker with its original chain. The script maker’s mark also is not often seen. The entire necklace measures15 inches long with the chain doubled, including the 3-inch-long pendant. Weight: 23.6 grams, total
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1152517 (stock #J2095)
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$60.00
A combined classic look of contemporary and traditional, with the undecorated surface of the rectangles enhanced by scrollwork along the edges. The bridge bars are sturdy, and there are some minor surface scratches, especially to one button (see photo #4), although it’s hard to see without magnification. The bridge bars bear the mark of Nils Erik Elvik (1853-1935), of Oslo, as well as the mark for .830 silver. Each button measures ¾ inch long by ½ inch wide. Weight: 15.3 grams total
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1082469 (stock #J1575)
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$275.00
Inspired by the long art deco necklaces that ended in tassels, this silver chain belies its Scandinavian roots with a twisted, notched spike at each end. It is quite a versatile design; the strands can be knotted or draped, worn long or doubled. The chain itself is composed of doubled links, each with two perpendicular rings. The chain has a yet-unidentified maker’s mark, with a Norwegian silver mark of 830S...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Pre 1960 item #1039226 (stock #J1296)
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$135.00
The wirework on these silver cuff links is reminiscent of early 19th-century cannetille work, in which wires were wound and manipulated into rosettes and small peaks. These cuff links are marked 830S, and bear the name Henrik Lund, about whom apparently little is known. The sides are securely connected by soldered rings; each measures 1/2 inch in diameter and a little over 1/4 inch high. Weight: 8.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1169092 (stock #J1810)
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$115.00
A delicate abstract-form pendant is suspended from a long cable chain. The pendant is marked Norway, but the maker’s mark is hard to read, and appears to start with a D. The pendant measures 1 3/4 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide; the chain measures 12 inches long, doubled. Weight: 5.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1124904 (stock #J1909/J1833a)
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$295.00
An organic design, consisting of an uncut amethyst entwined in a sterling silver strand. The pendant is suspended by a silver wire that probably attached to a neck ring, as shown here. It bears the marks of Anna Greta Eker, and the Norway design studio she worked for. The pendant measures 3 ½ inches long by a little over an inch wide.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1091111 (stock #J1648)
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$225.00
This sterling silver and enamel bangle bracelet has a heavy, Nordic design that contrasts with its narrow, delicate shape. It bears the mark of Aksel Holmsen, an N in a square, which stands for the workshop’s ‘Norse’ line. The enamel is entirely intact, and is applied within bands of silver in the style of stained glass. The bracelet measures 3/16 inch wide, with a diameter of 2 ½ inches and an internal circumference of about 7 ¾ inches. Weight: 20.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1186657 (stock #J2310)
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$175.00
Composed of linked panels decorated with colorful Nordic scenes alternating with turquoise panels, enhanced with scrolled edges. The connecting bars are secure and don’t show any stress; the enamel is in excellent condition. The secure tongue and groove clasp bears the maker’s mark of Hans Myhre, Oslo. The bracelet measures 7 ¼ inches long by ½ inch wide. Weight: 18.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1182935 (stock #J2309)
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$195.00
Composed of four eight-sided panels, featuring colorful Nordic scenes, alternating with blue and black enameled rectangular panels. The silver is gilded; the tongue-and-groove clasp is very secure. The clasp bears the mark of Bernard Meldahl, Oslo, Norway, the sterling mark and ‘Norge,’ which means ‘Norway.’ The bracelet measures 6 ½ inches long by ½ inch wide. Weight: 19.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1144407 (stock #J2055)
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$325.00
A dramatic enamel and sterling bracelet of vivid colors, featuring panels of Nordic scenes alternating with blue and white cloisonne panels. The tongue and groove clasp is very secure and bears the mark of Ottar Hval, of Oslo. The bracelet measures 7 ½ inches long by 5/8 inch wide. Weight: 26.4 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1119588 (stock #J1874)
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$85.00
Fan-shaped, decorated with painted bluebells on white guilloche enamel background. The clip backs are original and in good working order. The backs bear the mark of Ivar T. Holth of Oslo. Each earring measures a little over 1 inch long by ¾ inch wide.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1110156 (stock #J1779)
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$95.00
A double row of petals composed of gilded sterling silver, enameled in deep red. A cross-hatch grid pattern of guilloche work shows under the enamel. There is a secure rollover clasp on the back, with a maker’s mark of a crown and marks for sterling and Norway. It measures 2 ¼ inches across by 2 ½ inches long, including the stem. Weight: 22.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1023027 (stock #J1168)
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$275.00
This highly decorated bracelet features a strong repoussée design of flowers and scrolls, on backgrounds of white and black enamel. Inside is the mark for Norway silver, and the maker’s mark of Andresen & Scheinpflug of Oslo. The bracelet is secured by a rod that slides into a cylinder, attached to a chain. The enamel is intact save for a tiny area of impact near the edge (see Photo 1, lower edge of bracelet, and Photo 5 for detail). The hinge and clasp are in good working order...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1960 item #1141630 (stock #J2033)
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$395.00
Gilded sterling silver panels are decorated with guilloche white enamel, with black enamel and embossed flowers along the rim. The necklace clasp is in good working order, and bears the mark of Ivar T. Holth, Oslo. The box part of the clasp is marked 925 for sterling; the tongue is marked for .830 silver. The enamel is intact, showing no losses or cracks. The necklace measures 15 inches long by 7/8 inch wide. Weight: 66.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1135432 (stock #J1991)
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$475.00
A delicate necklace of double rows of green and white enameled flowers, on gilded sterling. There is an unidentified maker’s mark on the tongue and groove clasp, which is also marked sterling and Norway. The necklace measures 14 ½ inches long and ¾ inch wide. Weight: 64.4 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1023096 (stock #J1163)
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$95.00
This colorful pin of abstract design is composed of thickly applied enamel among applied curls and beads of molten sterling silver. It is hammered from the back, and bears the mark of øystein Balle, of Stavanger, Norway. The back shows a C-clasp in good working order. The pin measures 1 3/4 inches by 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1108047 (stock #J1523)
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$95.00
Of abstract form, this stylized leaf pin is decorated with a curling vine and sterling bead berry. The rich green enamel exhibits guilloche work underneath, and is entirely intact. The silver is gilded, and there is no maker’s mark on the back, though it does bear the marks for sterling and Norway, as well as the term, ‘Edelmetall,’ which translates to ‘precious metal.’ The pin has a secure rollover clasp, and measures 2 3/8 inches long by 1 inch wide. Weight: 8.1 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1141315 (stock #J2023)
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$90.00
The overlapping sterling band is decorated on the flap with a sharkskin-like pattern under red enamel. The inner band is marked for Norway maker Aksel Holmsen. It is a size 6 ¾. Weight: 4.1grams