Brooch

1980.047.002

Title

Brooch

Identifier

1980.047.002

Date

ca. 1890

Creator

Jacob Ulrich Holfeldt Tostrup

Coverage

Oslo, Norway

Source

Gift of Olga Moe Swanson

Format

Silver
Dimensions: length, 3 inches; diameter 2 inches

Subject

Brooch
Sølje
Silver
Norwegian Metalworking
Jacob Ulrich Holfeldt Tostrup

Description

This brooch has a small central dome built up of three tiers of silver wire filigree rings that are surrounded by ten small domes, each of which has dangling filigree spirals ending in small spoons. There is some gold wash present.

This brooch was made by Jacob Ulrich Holfeldt Tostrup. Tostrup was a leader in the Oslo goldsmith guild and had one of the leading firms in Christiania in the middle of the nineteenth century.  He died in 1890, but the firm continued until 1992.

Dimensions: length, 3 inches; diameter 2 inches

Citation

Jacob Ulrich Holfeldt Tostrup, “Brooch,” Virtual Galleries, accessed June 25, 2018, http://collections.vesterheim.org/items/show/513.