Light feeling, with a thin silhouette on your wrist, this Norwegian bracelet made by Aksel Holmsen is given impact from vibrant tomato-red enameling. Well crafted, the sleek modern lines of sterling silver are finished with a light vermeil wash. Subtle, but noticeable when studied closely, a detailed leafy pattern springs forth. This piece is fresh looking and must have been tucked away and well. Taken care of, the signs of wear are noticeable only on close inspection.
The silver setting has a bright patina with very little surface wear and no dents or irregularities. The vermeil finish is golden with very little wear or thinning. The enameling is dense and vibrant without any chipping or thinning.
There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape. There are several different styles of enameling: guilloche (colored, transparent enamel over a metal surface with geometric grooves), champlevé (enamel fills etchings or depressions in a metal surface), plique a jour (translucent enamel fitted into open-back metal cells) and more. What makes antique or vintage enamel pieces collectible is the condition of the enamel workis it distinct and vibrant? Is it free from chips?Other characteristics like an elaborate pattern, unique depiction, or the use of multiple colors can add more value to an enamel pieces. Characterized by simplicity and minimalism, the modernist design movement of Nordic countries flourished during the 1950s and remains highly influential today.
For jewelry, sterling silver is historically the beloved and central material for their artisanship, with Georg Jensen being a pivotal artistic figure during the early 1900s. A focus on silver enabled the creation of democratic designs possessing both functionality and beauty. Sculptural and flowing forms were embraced with colorful enameling bringing a complimentary contrast to the silvers modern sheen. _gsrx_vers_1233 GS 8.1.1 (1233). The item "Vtg Aksel Holmsen Norway Guilloche Enamel Red Modernist Sterling Silver Bracelet" is in sale since Wednesday, December 16, 2020.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Scandinavian". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.