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Oystein BALLE Norway Gilt Sterling Guilloche Enamel Brooch Pin Circa 1950s RARE

Oystein BALLE Norway Gilt Sterling Guilloche Enamel Brooch Pin Circa 1950s RARE

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Vintage Balle Norway Gilt Sterling Silver & Guilloche Enamel Brooch Pin

Measurements: 1 7/8"L x 1.25"W (4.82cm x 3.18cm)

Markings: Balle Norway Sterling 925S

Weight: 11.9g

Look closely at this stunning brooch and in the enamel you can see tiny stars throughout! Also features raised sterling dots reminiscent of a constellation. See last picture of a photo of the original sketching by the artist from the 1950's. Courtesy of Lois Olson & Dwight Olson's fantastic Book "Northern Lights - The Beauty of the Forgotten Scandinavian Enamel Jewelry Artisans" Available for sale on Amazon

Brooch is in excellent condition - Enamel is clean, clear and bright with no chips, worn areas, damage or repairs of any kind

Included with purchase are 2 gilt sterling silver converters so it can be worn as a pendant either vertically or horizontally on a necklace if preferred

Oystein Balle, a master goldsmith, established his workshop in 1953 and ceased operations in the late 1960's or early 1970's. His father, Olav Georg Balle was also a master goldsmith and apprenticed with Hellstrom in Stavanger in the 1930s. 

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