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Holmsen Norne 830S Brooch KAR Rasmussen 925 Earrings Sølje Set C. 1940s

Holmsen Norne 830S Brooch KAR Rasmussen 925 Earrings Sølje Set C. 1940s

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Aksel Holmsen Norne 830 Silver Brooch KAR Rasmussen 925 Earrings Sølje Set Circa 1940s

      

Measurements: Brooch: 2"H x 1.75"W x .25"Thick  (5.08cm x 4.45cm x .64cm)

Earrings: 2"L x .75"W (5.08cm x 1.91cm)

Markings: Brooch: 830S Norne N  Earrings: KAR Sterling Norway 

Weight: 14.9g

Beautiful Norwegian silver Sølje brooch and drop dangle earrings. Stunning intricacy and the brooch features a round filigree shaped body adorned with numerous round dangling spoons. The earrings feature a flower shaped filigree body with hanging spiral tendrils. The set is in excellent condition with little to no wear. Included with purchase are a set of French clips, so the earrings can be easily switched for pierced ears and an adapter so the brooch can be worn as a pendant if preferred. 

Mannequin is a life-size torso representation

 

Knut Andreas Rasmussen was born in 1837 in Sunnmøre and died 1918 in Oslo. He apprenticed under J. Tostrup and started up his own store in 1872. His work equals David Andersen and other famous Norwegian silversmiths. His son Edward took over in 1901, but all jewelry craft work ended and the store closed in 1960.

Norne was part of the Aksel Holmsen Co.

Aksel Holmsen was a Norwegian jewellery maker. He trained in filigree work with David  Andersen during 1889-92 . He went on to open his own silversmith workshop in 1904 in Oslo which became known for its modernist design  esthetic. His son Ivar began working at the company in 1942, eventually taking over the firm in 1950. They produced traditional filigree work, as well as enamel floral brooches in the Fifties and plain silver modernist abstract jewellery in the sixties. The firm used a crossed bench tool stamp before changing to the "A.H.S" stamp for Aksel Holmsen Salg. The company eventually closed in 1971.

 

Solje, or sølje, is a traditional Norwegian silver jewelry piece that has a long history. The word solje means "sunny" or "shiny". The jewelry's origins date back to when it was used as a protective bauble to keep children safe from trolls who might steal them in their sleep. The dangling spoons on the jewelry were thought to reflect evil away from the wearer, especially during times of transition, such as for babies and brides. 

Over time, solje became a symbol of status and a way to convey family and heritage. It's now considered an appropriate accessory for weddings, holidays, and other formal occasions. For example, a heart-shaped solje with a crown is often worn by brides to symbolize a Norwegian wedding crown. Solje is often made from sterling silver, and some pieces may have silver drops or "tears" dipped in 18kt gold.

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