Effect that fools the eye into thinking it has actual depth and dimension. The piece is just wonderful.
It measures about 1-5/8" by about 1-1/2" wide. It is in Very Good / Excellent vintage condition. Upon close examination, I note a couple inconsequential manufacturing imperfections: the enamel was applied a little unevenly near the hem of her dress, so the edges of some of the vertical lines in the pattern are not completely covered (which looks much worse in the enlarged photos than in hand, where it is barely noticeable) and there is a minuscule amount of enamel missing at the tip of his extended toe, which again, does not look like damage but appears to be the result of incomplete coverage dating from manufacture. The enameled edges slope smoothly towards the tip of the shoe.
There are no flaws of consequence. It is signed on the back Sterling Denmark V. Which is the signature of Volmer Bahner. Page 95, Bahner is known for his enameled silver jewelry manufactured after WWII.The jewelry designs are drawn from nature with flowers, plants, fish and animal motifs. Bahner usually marked his jewelry with his initials VB. This mark was first registered in 1962 and active through 1987 so this piece dates from sometime in those 25 years; over 25 - 50 years ago. While one might occasionally find a piece from this rare Fairy Tale series, they certainly are not commonly found.
And this Shepherdess and Chimney Sweep brooch is an outstanding example. This pin beautifully demonstrates the elegant artistry that characterizes the best vintage Danish silver and belongs equally in collections of twentieth century design, Scandinavian silver, enamel and of course, jewelry. Easy to wear and versatile, in three basic colors, it manages to be casual and dressy, tailored and sporty, all at the same time, and will go with everything, night or day, at work or play.This RARE Volmer Bahner mid-century Danish sterling and enamel brooch is a wearable work of art and literature that will bring the romance and charm of the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales to your outfit and your collection! Please see our other listings for for more great vintage jewelry, including Scandinavian. Both methods include gift box.
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This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Scandinavian". The seller is "momandpopcybershop" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.