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VERY RARE Hestenes Norway Sterling & Enamel HUGE Butterfly Brooch 1930s

VERY RARE Hestenes Norway Sterling & Enamel HUGE Butterfly Brooch 1930s

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VERY RARE Hestenes Norway Sterling & Enamel HUGE Butterfly Brooch 1930s

Measurements: 2.5"W x 1.5"H (6.35cm x 3.81cm)

Markings: Sterling 925 S Hestenes Norway

Weight: 15.4g

Rare and spectacular! Massive in size with stunning detail and an array of colors. The guilloche enamel is clean and bright with absolutely no damage or repairs. There is minor fading to the gilding on the of the antennae, and minor surfaces scratches on back. Not surprising as this gorgeous piece is almost 100 years old! Included with purchase is a converter so it can be worn as a pendant on a chain if preferred.

 

Kristian M. Hestenes born in 1873, in Goppen in Nordfjord area of Norway. He studied under Theodore Olsen and obtain his license in 1904. The same year he opened his workshop in Bergen. His work won him national awards in 1910 and 1928. After his death the company was run by his wife Lina and sons Magnus J Hestenes (B. 1901 D. 1984) and Olav Martin Hestenes (B.1905 D. 1951) During the late 1930's, the shop employed as many as 35 artists, making it the largest in Bergen. - Courtesy of the book: "Northern Lights - The Beauty of the Forgotten Scandinavian Enamel Jewelry Artists" by Lois Olson and Dwight Olson.

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