Antique Norwegian Silver Filigree Solje Brooch By Jacob Tostrup
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Antique Norwegian Silver Filigree Solje Brooch By Jacob Tostrup:
Antique Norwegian Silver Filigree Solje Brooch by Jacob Tostrup Product Description
A Very Pretty Antique Norwegian Silver Filigree Solije Brooch by Jacob Tostrup
This type of jewellery is known as Solje.
Solijejewellerywas worn as part of traditional Norwegian costume.
The Solje pieces were meant to represent the sun, normally as brooches and pins.
Often given as gifts to mark special ocasions and they are now again popular as wedding jewellery
The brooch was the most important piece of jewellery in Norwegian traditional dress.
In the 1860s, Norwegian silversmiths working in the main towns started to make fashionable jewellery in traditional Norwegian styles.
Jacob Tostrup was one of the leaders of this movement.
It is marked on the back with full silver marks for the period. 13 ¼ L stands for 828 standard silver, and was used before around 1880.
TOSTRUP 1871 is the maker’s mark and date of manufacture.
CHRISTIANIA is the old name for Oslo, the Norwegian capital. It was renamed Oslo in 1925
The brooch measures 6cm in diameter
In nice condition for age, it has lost two full drops and two partial drops but these are not particulary noticable when worn