Wonderful sterling silver and enamel brooch. Fully hallmarked for sterling silver and much sought after designer Eigil Jensen for maker Anton Michelsen, Copenhagen Denmark. 1970s.
Size: 7 x 3cm / 2.75 x 1.2inch
"Anton Michelsen (1809-1877) was the founder of one of the most important jeweller families in Denmark. His own company he founded in 1841, and after a short time, the company received its first orders of the Royal family. In 1848, he was officially appointed "Court Goldsmith an Maker of the Orders". Four generations long the company made jewellery of the highest quality. In 1968 the company was bought out by the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory. Royal Copenhagen then also bought Georg Jensen and both companies were gradually added together. Only the annual forks and spoons still wear the name Anton Michelsen. Major designers for Anton Michelsen were: Karen Strand, Gertrud Engel, Eigil Jensen, Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel, Knud V Andersen and Jens Windfeld Hansen."