Jacob Tostrup Bird Brooch Art Nouveau Sterling Guilloche Enamel Skonvirke Pin
The exquisite enamelwork of Norwegian silversmith Jacob Tostrup is exhibited in this beautifully rendered sterling silver Art Nouveau brooch depicting a bird in flight over a scenic waterway, circa mid-1800s.
The finely crafted antique "skonvirke" pin is comprised of a heavy gauge sterling silver with guilloche enamel, glazed in colors of sky and navy blue, turquoise and white, and protected with a vitreous glass finish.
The elegant brooch measures 1&7/8 inches wide by 1&1/4 inches high, has a tube hinge and c-catch, weighs 16.5 grams, and is marked “Monster Beskyttet” (which indicates ‘patent pending’), “J. Tostrup”, and “.925S”.