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Aksel Holmsen vintage costume jewelry

Aksel Holmsen vintage costume jewelry

Orchid enameled sterling silver brooch. Aksel Holmsen vintage costume jewelry

Aksel Holmsen vintage costume jewelry
The history of the Aksel Holmsen jewelry brand began in 1904, when a Norwegian silversmith Aksel Holmsen (1973–1962) opened a small workshop in Sandefjord. However, before opening his own workshop, Holmsen studied jewelry for many years. In particular, in the workshop of famous Norwegian silversmith David Andersen in Oslo. There he studied filigree work, the creation of delicate decorative patterns from silver and gold wire. After completing his general studies in 1901, he continued to work for David Andersen until 1904.
A talented craftsman and businessman, Holmsen has become a successful major supplier of enamel and silver jewelry all over the world. Most of his gilded silverware with enamelled guilloche patterns contain a modernist aesthetic. In 1950 Holmsen retired and his son Ivar, who had been with the company since 1942, took over the company. In 1962 Aksel Holmsen died, and his company filed for bankruptcy in 1971.

1950s flower brooch. Sterling silver, enamel

1950s flower brooch. Sterling silver, enamel

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Aksel Holmsen vintage costume jewelry

Art Deco pendant. Sterling silver, smokey quartz stone

Art Deco pendant. Sterling silver, smokey quartz stone

Blue flowers brooch. Sterling silver, enamel. 7 cm

Blue flowers brooch. Sterling silver, enamel. 7 cm

Blue heart textured sterling silver enamel pendant

Blue heart textured sterling silver enamel pendant

Butterfly brooch. Red and white enamel, sterling silver

Butterfly brooch. Red and white enamel, sterling silver

Circle brooch pin. Blue enamel, sterling silver

Circle brooch pin. Blue enamel, sterling silver

Cross pendant. Enamel, sterling silver

Daisy flower brooch pin. Sterling silver, enamel

Daisy flower brooch pin. Sterling silver, enamel

Farm girl historical plot sterling silver brooch

Farm girl historical plot sterling silver brooch

Floral design gorgeous sterling silver enamel bracelet, detail

Floral design gorgeous sterling silver enamel bracelet, detail

Flower brooch. Black and white enamel, sterling silver

Flower brooch. Black and white enamel, sterling silver

Green leaf sterling silver enamel brooch

Green leaf sterling silver enamel brooch

Guilloche enamel sterling silver brooch pin

Guilloche enamel sterling silver brooch pin

Heraldic pendant. Sterling silver, enamel

Heraldic pendant. Sterling silver, enamel

Initials signature

Initials signature

Landscape round brooch pin. Sterling silver, enamel. 1927

Landscape round brooch pin. Sterling silver, enamel. 1927

Leaf brooch. Textured sterling silver, enamel. 1920s

Leaf brooch. Textured sterling silver, enamel. 1920s

Modernist design 925 sterling silver enameled pendant. 5 cm

Modernist design 925 sterling silver enameled pendant. 5 cm

Rose flower hand painted enamel sterling silver brooch

Rose flower hand painted enamel sterling silver brooch

Ruby enamel sterling silver clip on earrings

Ruby enamel sterling silver clip on earrings

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Silver enamel flower brooch

Silver enamel flower brooch

Tulip design brooch. Sterling silver, red and white enamel

Tulip design brooch. Sterling silver, red and white enamel

Viking ship brooch. Sterling silver, enamel

Viking ship brooch. Sterling silver, enamel

White butterfly brooch. Sterling silver, enamel

White butterfly brooch. Sterling silver, enamel

Yellow tulips sterling silver, enamel brooch pin

Yellow tulips sterling silver, enamel brooch pin

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