Brooch

LC0537

Title

Brooch

Identifier

LC0537

Date

1750

Creator

Unknown

Coverage

Norway

Source

Luther College Collection

Format

Silver
Dimensions: length, 2 inches; width, 1.5 inches

Subject

Brooch
Hjertesølje
SIlver
Norwegian Metalworking

Description

This brooch, or hjertesølje, consists of a heart-shaped center that is topped with a massive crown. There is a large curvilinear pendant in the center that is a copy of the monogram for Frederik V, who was king from 1746 to 1765. Small diamond-shaped pendants hang from this central pendant. Dangles in the shapes of diamonds hang from the crown and the sides of the heart. Tiny birds and leaves hang from these diamonds. The brooch still has the original prong fastener.

Dimensions: length, 2 inches; width, 1.5 inches

Citation

Unknown, “Brooch,” Virtual Galleries, accessed June 28, 2017, http://collections.vesterheim.org/items/show/557.