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Rare Marius Hammer Norway Sterling Enamel LARGE Solje Necklace 1900s

Rare Marius Hammer Norway Sterling Enamel LARGE Solje Necklace 1900s

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Rare Antique Norwegian Designer Marius Hammer Sterling Silver & Enamel Solje Pendant/Brooch Necklace Circa 1900-1910's

Measurements: 3.25"L x 1.5"W (8.26cm x 3.81cm) Chain: 18"L (45.72cm)

Markings: Pendant/Brooch: Makers Mark 935S  Chain: PPC M30 14K

Weight: 10.2g

Stunning guilloche enamel and gilt sterling silver art deco style long articulating Solje pendant/brooch from Marius Hammer. Hard to believe this stunning pendant is over 110 years old! Other than a very tiny surface chip of the enamel on the top main bar, and the top center bar on the first cross dangle, this pendant is in outstanding condition! There is little to no wear to the back and the 24k gold is bright and shiny throughout. I have paired it with a 14k yellow gold 18" long chain. Such a rare and desirable collector's piece. Absolutely Museum worthy!

Mannequin is a life-size torso representation  

Marius Hammer (1847 – 1927) The son of Master Goldsmith, Lauritz Hammer, Marius was born in the crafts town of Bergen, Norway and worked there until his death in 1927. Hammer was the third generation in his family of craftsmen.  Beginning in the 1880s, Hammer focused on the growing tourist market and became a major producer of high-end souvenirs and other luxury items in filigree and enamel. Marius built a network of shops in famous tourist destinations of Western Norway and also delivered goods to European businesses including London. From around 1885 he advertised himself as ‘By Special Appointment to the Prince of Wales’, listing also ‘the largest collection of Norwegian antiquities in Scandinavia’. He retired in 1915 but the firm remained active until 1930 under his two sons, Torolf and Max. Marius Hammer was one of the most important Silversmiths in Norway, if not the most important. A contemporary of Fabergé, Marius became world famous for its enamel work. Most of these enameled pieces reflected the reigning Art Nouveau trends of bright colors and densely layered floral shapes.  

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