Ivar Holth / Ottar Hval Norway 830 silver solje Brooch and Earrings set

on Oct 31, 2019 in Brooches, Rings/earrings, US/European

Based in Oslo, Norway, Ivar Holth and Ottar Hval created jewelry in both the classic Scandinavian enamel-over-silver genre but also pieces based on traditional designs, like the solje brooch and dangle earrings assembled set at hand. Wrought in 830 silver with the concave round and teardrop dangles having a vermeil finish the demi is delicate and eye-catching at the same time and has an endearing “ethnic” appeal. In Norwegian culture “solje” (sun) jewelry was believed to protect its wearer from evil, especially during transitional periods and was thus considered appropriate for newborns and brides. Though made by different makers this brooch and earrings came to me from a single owner and I thought they should continue their life together…


Size/Weight: brooch is 3 1/8″ tall by 2 1/8″ wide; earrings are 15/16″ long by 3/4″ wide; 23.4 grams (for the demi)

Hallmarks / Date: brooch signed with Holth’s logo as well as “830S”; earrings signed with Hval’s logo as well as “830S”; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with both the silver and vermeil parts having acquired a warmly glowing patina with no damage and no repairs noted


Offered at $85.00

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