Wonderful and much sought after antique solid 830 silver dragestil brooch. Hallmarked for maker/designer S.I for Aksel Holmsen, Norway early 1900s.
Good condition, pin is an old replacement, not perfect but fully functional.
Size: 57 x 41mm
Dragestil ("Dragon Style") is a style of design and architecture that originated in Norway and was widely used principally between 1880 and 1910.
Aksel Holmsen was trained by David Andersen from1889 to 1892 in filingree work.He completed his journeyman's piece in 1901 and continued to work forDavid Andersen until 1904. Then he established a silver and enamel workshop at Storgaten 7 in Oslo. He was officially licensed in 1906. The workshop was a major supplier of enamel goods and later silver and silverplated hollyware. Holmsen's son Ivar, joined the campany in 1942 and he became its chairman in 1950. The company was closed in 1971.