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Norwegian jeweler Karl A. Rasmussen

Norwegian jeweler Karl A. Rasmussen

Flower on a leaf brooch. 925 Sterling silver, green and white enamel. Work by Norwegian jeweler Karl A. Rasmussen

Norwegian jeweler Karl A. Rasmussen
Lovers and collectors of vintage and antique jewelry know modernist designs created by a Norwegian silversmith Knut Andreas Rasmussen. However, they know it as Karl A. Rasmussen, the company founded by Knut, which had been active for about about 90 years.
Having worked as goldsmith apprenticeship in Ålesund, Knut moved to the capital city of Oslo in 1861 where he changed his profession. Luckily, in 1872 he returned to jewelry craftsmanship, and his filigree designs enjoyed great success those days. Traditionally, Knut signed his modernist design pieces “Norway sterling 925 SZ”, or “Karl Made in Norway” and 925 sterling. The master used 925 sterling silver and blue, green or white enamel.
In 1901, his son Edvard Julius Rasmussen (1866-1927) continued his business. Noteworthy, Karl A. Rasmussen ceased to exist in the 1960s.

According to the information on the website rasmussen.ee, K.A. Rasmussen LLC was revived in 2000. In fact, it is a different company, which belongs to a Scandinavian group, the largest producer and seller of precious metals. Also, the company is engaged in the import and wholesale of precious metals: gold, silver, platinum and palladium.

Butterfly on a leaf brooch. Sterling silver, white enamel

Butterfly on a leaf brooch. Sterling silver, white enamel

Signed Norway sterling 925 SZ

Signed Norway sterling 925 SZ

Norwegian jeweler Karl A. Rasmussen

925 Silver green leaf brooch. 1950s, Norway

Green leaf vintage brooch. Sterling silver, enamel. 1950s

Abstract design silver moonstone brooch

Abstract design silver moonstone vintage brooch

Blue leaf clip on earrings. Textured silver, enamel

Blue leaf clip on earrings. Textured silver, enamel

Calla Lily brooch pin. 925 Sterling silver, blue enamel

Calla Lily brooch pin. 925 Sterling silver, blue enamel

Four petal flower earrings. Sterling silver, white enamel

Four petal flower earrings. Silver, white enamel

Green enamel sterling silver brooch

Green enamel sterling silver brooch

Landscape with mountains and deer silver enameled handpainted brooch

Landscape with mountains and deer silver enameled handpainted brooch

Modernist design pin. Sterling silver, white enamel

Modernist design pin. Sterling silver, white enamel

Multicolor vintage brooch. Sterling silver, black, green, red, blue and white enamel. 1950s

Multicolor vintage brooch. Sterling silver, black, green, red, blue and white enamel. 1950s

Navy blue enamel sterling silver bracelet, brooch and earrings

Royal blue enamel sterling silver bracelet, brooch and earrings

Plant motif brooch and earrings. Sterling silver, textured, white enamel

Plant motif brooch and earrings. Sterling silver, textured, white enamel

White enamel sterling silver bracelet

White enamel sterling silver bracelet

White leaf earrings. White enamel sterling silver

Leaf earrings. White enamel sterling silver

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