Chimney sweep vintage silver brooch. Length – 5 cm. 1950s. VB Volmer Bahner vintage costume jewelry
VB Volmer Bahner vintage costume jewelry (1939 – 1988)
Known for his modernist and naturalistic designs, Danish jeweler Volmer Bahner (1912–1995) founded his brand VB and opened workshop in 1939. A nature lover, Bahner drew inspiration from the flowers and plants of the Danish countryside. Handcrafted from 925 sterling silver, covered with guilloché enamel, these jewelry pieces are still in excellent condition thanks to their high quality.
A versatile Danish artist and designer, Volmer Bahner graduated from the College of Art and Industry in 1930. Having received several scholarships and awards, Bahner founded his own company, which he headed until his retirement in 1988.
Noteworthy, according to some Internet resources, 1962 is erroneously indicated as the year of the beginning of jewelry production. In fact, the jeweler started making jewelry much earlier, in 1939. Renewed and reregistered in 1988, Volmer Bahner & Co ceased to exist in 2004.
The design of his jewelry is considered innovative, especially hearts and animals design, including fish and butterflies, made in different configurations and colors of enamels. The most commonly found jewelry is sterling silver or gold-plated and enamelled in bright cobalt color. Traditionally, all designer jewelry is marked VB – these are his initials followed by STERLING, DENMARK.
1960s Blue Guilloche Enamel Sterling Leaf Brooch
VB Volmer Bahner vintage costume jewelry
Anthurium leaf earrings. Sterling silver, yellow enamel. 1950s
Beautiful Cobalt Blue leaf design brooch and clip on earrings. 1950s
Cobalt blue heart wreath brooch. Sterling silver, enamel
Daisy earrings. Sterling silver, blue enamel
Dogwood wreath pin. Sterling silver, blue enamel
Double fish clip on earrings. Sterling silver, blue enamel
Filigree flower sterling silver brooch
Gold plated silver white enamel daisy brooch 3.6 cm and clip on earrings 1.8 cm
Gorgeous sterling silver, faux pearl, rhinestones brooch
Guilloche Enamel silver Leaf pin
Humming Bird Brooch. Sterling silver, enamel
Leaf brooch. Textured sterling silver, enamel
Light green heart wreath brooch and earrings. Sterling silver, enamel
Red butterfly bracelet. 925 Sterling silver, enamel
Royal blue cufflinks. Textured sterling silver, enamel
Seahorse 925 sterling silver brooch
Shell shaped earrings. Sterling silver, enamel
Stork brooch. Sterling silver, white and black enamel
Swirl brooch. Gold tone, silver plated, white enamel
Textured silver blue butterfly brooch and pendant
Viking Ship Pendant. Sterling silver, enamel, moonstone
White butterfly brooch and earrings. Sterling silver, enamel
White Guilloche Enamel Sterling Silver Clip on Earrings
Yellow fish bracelet. Sterling silver, enamel