Brooch with six rosettes set between the points of a star.
  • Date 1854
  • Place of Origin Bergen, Norway
  • Creator Hartvig Jentoft Jeppesen

This brooch, which is typical of the type used by women in western Norway, was made by Hartvig Jentoft Jeppesen in 1854. Jeppesen ran a small-scale shop in Bergen between 1845 and 1864.

The brooch has six rosettes set between the points of a star. Pendants of filigree flowers hang from each rosette. In the center, there is an open filigree pendant set with red glass. Repoussé and engraved decorations cover the face of the brooch. There is a loose pin across the central opening. This type of brooch is known as a Vestlandssølje.

Marks: 7 circles (Bergen); 2/M (February); HJ (master’s mark) 54 (1854)

  • Materials Silver with gold plate
  • Dimensions diameter: 3 inches
  • Identifier / Source LC0425 - Luther College Collection
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