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Norwegian Art Nouveau – Marius Hammer jewelry

Norwegian Art Nouveau - Marius Hammer jewelry

Pansy Flower brooch. Silver, gilding, central decorative oval – guilloche enamel. 3.5 cm. Late XIX century. Norwegian Art Nouveau – Marius Hammer jewelry

Norwegian Art Nouveau – Marius Hammer jewelry
Marius Hammer was one of the rather famous masters of the Scandinavian Art Nouveau. He lived in Bergen and belonged to a family of hereditary Norwegian jewelers, many generations of which have preserved the traditions of northern goldsmithing. However, Marius himself, whose life years (1847 – 1927) occurred in a turbulently innovative period in decorative and applied art, experimented with traditional and new styles. Terefore, his decorations have a unique author’s look. This is undoubtedly modern, but the Hammer style is radically different from the typical Scandinavian modern style, with its simple lines and cool range of enamels. Marius Hummer usually filled the simple and symmetrical outer contour of the frame with filigree and additional decorative elements.
In his jewelry, he used the motifs of traditional Viking ornaments, but creatively transformed them, and, at the same time, managed to preserve the harmony of the ornament in his transformations. Undoubtedly, this testifies the master’s great talent and impressive knowledge in jewelry.

Marius Hammer jewelry

Late 19th century enameled brooch-pendant. Marius Hammer jewelry

Hammer’s company was very successful during his lifetime. However, like any business dependent on individual talent, the company was unable to continue its activities after the death of its founder. Marius Hummer’s decorations are quite rare, these are designer antiques and quite unusual for Scandinavian modernity.

Norwegian Art Nouveau – Marius Hammer jewelry

1920 Sterling silver, enamel and pearl brooch

1920 Sterling silver, enamel and pearl brooch

Antique Silver Enamel Pendant

Antique Silver Enamel Pendant

Art Nouveau Jugendstil enamel and silver Brooch

Art Nouveau Jugendstil enamel and silver Brooch

Blue butterfly enameled brooch, sterling silver

Blue butterfly enameled brooch, sterling silver

Butterfly brooch. Sterling silver, enamel

Butterfly brooch. Sterling silver, enamel

Cross medal depicting bird sitting on the branch, harp on the top

Cross medal depicting bird sitting on the branch, harp on the top

Doves brooch. Sterling silver, coral

Doves brooch. Sterling silver, coral

Dragon Dragestil sterling silver brooch

Dragon Dragestil sterling silver brooch

Enameled silver brooch

Enameled silver brooch

Filigree sterling silver gilded enamel brooch

Filigree sterling silver gilded enamel brooch

Flower garland silver enamel brooch

Flower garland silver enamel brooch

Gilt and enamel necklace

Gilt and enamel necklace

Gold washed silver enamel bracelet

Gold washed silver enamel bracelet

Heart with the crown Dangling solje brooch. Sterling silver, gilding

Heart with the crown Dangling solje brooch. Sterling silver, gilding

Norwegian costume jewelry, large brooch

Norwegian costume jewelry, large brooch

Rose silver enamel pin brooch

Rose silver enamel pin brooch

Royal Blue Enamel and filigree sterling silver Brooch

Royal Blue Enamel and filigree sterling silver Brooch

Traditional Norwegian silver filigree solje wedding brooch

Traditional Norwegian silver filigree solje wedding brooch