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Skønvirke Brooch by Marius Hammer
Scandinavian Skønvirke silver brooch set with lapis lazuli cabochons, made by the Norwegian jeweller and silversmith Marius Hammer.
Better known for his enamel work, Hammer nevertheless designed for while some pieces in this style which is similar to the work of Bernhard Hertz, the Danish jewellery maker.
A swirling, three-dimensional design with a central stylised open flower highlighted with a circular lapis cabochon.
Suspended below, the pear-shaped drop is also detailed with a smaller, oval lapis stone.
Marked on the back for 800 silver and also impressed with the Marius Hammer maker’s mark.
This brooch dates from the early 1900’s and measures approximately 5.5 cm wide by 8.5 cm long.