Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Danish silversmith Herman Siersbøl

Here is a great collection by the Danish silversmithy of Herman Siersbøl.  He opened his workshop in 1945, setting out to produce innovative and pretty silver jewellery which was also affordable.  These early designs were hugely popular and in the 1950s most young girls received one of his necklaces or bracelets as a Confirmation present. -  note that the Danish church is a State church and you are automatically a member unless you actively opt out.  The whole school class is confirmed at the same time, with few requirements from the student , but lots of parties and presents.
This collection includes several of these 1950s pieces, as well as other designs from that era and later decades, when the company become a follower of, rather than a leader, of design trends.

For further details and to place your order, go to the website scandinaviansilver.co.uk

item 1880  Herman Siersbøl Sterling amethyst necklace,  SOLD

item 0184  Herman Siersbøl Sterling amethyst brooch, SOLD

item 0185  Herman Siersbøl Sterling blue stones necklace,  SOLD 

item 1881,   Herman Siersbøl Sterling blue stones bracelet, costs £70

item 1882 ,   Herman Siersbøl,   blue silver brooch, SOLD

item 0362,  Herman Siersbøl Sterling silver and gold nugget pendant with chain,  SOLD

item 1883,  Herman Siersbøl Sterling silver and chrysoprase ring, size M, SOLD

item 1884, Herman Siersbøl Sterling gold wire ring, size P, 8, 57,  SOLD 

item 1885,  Herman Siersbøl Sterling gold wire cufflinks, SOLD

item 1886,  Herman Siersbøl Sterling oval cufflinks, cost £50

item 1887, Herman Siersbøl Sterling Persian palm bracelet,  SOLD

item 1888,  Herman Siersbøl Sterling freeform brooch, SOLD

item 1889,  Herman Siersbøl Sterling triangular dish cufflinks, cost £50

item 1890,  Herman Siersbøl Sterling bangle with ball,  SOLD

item 1891,  Herman Siersbøl Sterling organic necklace, SOLD

item 1892, Herman Siersbøl Sterling shell bracelet, SOLD

item 1892, Herman Siersbøl Sterling stylised leaves brooch, SOLD

Monday, 16 July 2018

Brutalist jewellery from Denmark

Here is a collection of 15 pieces of  jewellery in the Brutalist style from Denmark.  They materials include base metal silverplated as well as 3 items in Sterling silver.  10 of the pieces are embellished with semi-precious stones. There are pendants, arm cuffs, rings and even cufflinks. 

Brutalist is the term recently applied to the bold and rough designs of the 1960s and 1970s. 

It has been borrowed from 'Brutalist' architecture, a movement  that flourished from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, descending from the modernist architectural movement of the early 20th century. The term does not derive from the word "brutal," but originates from the French béton brut, or "raw concrete," a term used by Le Corbusier to describe his choice of material. British architectural critic Reyner Banham adapted the term into "brutalism" (originally "New Brutalism") to identify the emerging style

As usual, go to the website www.scandinaviansilver.co.uk for further details and to place 
your order.

item 1865,   Jacob Hull huge silvertone pendant with chain,   SOLD

item 1866,   Smykkesmeden silverplate neck torc,   SOLD

item 1867,   Hope Brutalist silvertone amethyst arm cuff/ bangle,  SOLD

item 1868,   Smykkesmeden brutalist ring, size M-N,  6.5,  53-54,  SOLD

item 1869,  Bent Granau huge Sterling silver onyx ring,  UK P-Q, US 8, EU 58,   SOLD

item 1870,   Brdr. Bjerring  brutalist green stone pendant on chain,   SOLD

item 1871,   Wiggers briutalist green stone in silver dish ring,  UK T, US 10, Eu 62,  SOLD

item 1872,   A + De  Brutalist arm cuff/ bangle,  costs £155

item 1873,  A + De  Brutalist pendant and chain,  costs £115

item 1874,  A + De  brutalist ring, open back, adjustable from M, 6.5, 53,  costs £80

item 1875, Peter Wilhjelm Nielsen brutalist silverplate/silver agate pendant , SOLD

item 1876,  WA Denmark silver and gold plate brutalist pendant, SOLD

item 1877,   Knud V Andersen brutalist Sterling silver ring, UK O, US 7.25, Eu 55 ,SOLD

item 1878    Chr. Veilskov silver brutalist cufflinks,  SOLD

item 1879,  Kjeldahl silver-plate brutalist pendant,   costs £55