BEST LG 19TH C H. MOLLER SILVER NORWEGIAN VIKING BROOCH

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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 24, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

(NOTE: THIS IS A 7-DAY AUCTION AND THE DESCRIPTION IS NOW CORRECTLY FOR THIS PIECE) FROM A FINE OLD TUCSON ESTATE SOME YEARS AGO AND AN UNQUESTIONED SCANDINAVIAN GEM IS THIS SUPERB AND CLASSICAL SIGNED HENRIK MOLLER SILVER PIN BROOCH WITH INTERTWINED VIKING MOTIFS AND A HIGHLY REPOUSSE DEPICTION OF A WARRIOR HERO OR KING, FULLY HALLMARKED "H. MOLLER 830 TRONDHJEM" AND SHOWING THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF PERIOD JEWELER HAND-CRAFTING; THIS SCULPTURAL MASTERPIECE IS IN MOLLER'S ICONIC NORWEGIAN VIKING REVIVAL DRAGON STYLE AND COMPRISES A MAJOR JEWELRY OFFERING FROM THAT ATELIER. HENRIK MOLLER HAD TRAINED WITH PETER HERTZ THE DANISH COURT GOLDSMITH AND COUNTED ROYALTY AND MANY WEALTHY CELEBRITIES OF THE TIME AMONG HIS EAGER CLIENTS - ENRICO CARUSO WAS A CUSTOMER; HE ALSO TOOK DEEP INSPIRATION FROM THE MEDIEVAL DECORATIONS IN OLD NIDAROS CATHEDRAL WHICH MAY HAVE ENCOURAGED THE PRODUCTION OF THIS BROOCH - A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE QUALITY PURVEYED BY MOLLER IN THAT LONG AGO. USE THE PICS TO SEE THAT THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT SOME RECENT ERSATZ REPLICATED COPY OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE PASTICHE BUT UNARGUABLY A SUBSTANTIALLY CONSTRUCTED EXAMPLE OF REAL HENRIK MOLLER PRODUCTION AND A HIGHLY USEABLE AND VISUALLY COMPELLING WEARABLE ARTWORK. CONDITION IS QUITE FINE WITH THAT WONDERFUL JUST RIGHT AURA OF AGE TO THE SILVER SURFACES. THE ORIGINAL T-PIN
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