Vintage Sterling Silver Enamel ‘Art Deco Style’ Danish Necklace By Volmer Bahner Circa 1965
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Crafted by VOLMER BAHNER (1912-1995) a Danish designer and artist in approximately the 1960’s.
Volmer was renowned for his enamel jewellery and started a company which was registered as such from 1962 to 1988.
This stunning example is representative of his Art Deco themed pieces and is stamped ‘VB’ and STERLING DENMARK which was his hallmark.
Modelled from Sterling Silver and guilloche enamel in distinctly Art Deco style with each tear-drop panel featuring the prettiest coloured green enamel which perhaps could be described as ‘mint’ green? What ever the hue may be it is luminous and shines with hints of paler green vertical lines shining through.
Measuring a generous 41cm in length with a typical Scandinavian style ‘lozenge and loop’ clasp which is a very secure clasping style this true ‘designer’ piece of jewellery sits flat against the neck.
Such a rare and beautiful example of Danish jewellery, this piece will not disappoint.
Each Enamel panel is 1.7cm x 9mm
‘VB’ For VOLMER BAHNER
Very good to excellent vintage condition. No loss, chips, dulling, staining or damage to guilloche enamel. Gorgeous colour enamel. Clasp is a lozenge/loop style which is easy to use and very secure.
Lovely designer piece.
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“Volmer Bahner (1912-1995) was a multi-disciplined designer and artist from Denmark. He studied at the Industrial Arts and Crafts College receiving several awards and scholarships. After graduating in 1930 he became know for his sculptural works. He created various busts in bronze and ceramics. Danish Museum of Art and Design <https://designmuseum.dk/en/>
Many of these were represented at the Danish Museum of Art And Design . Volmer Bahner was also renowned for beautiful silver and enamel jewellery .
He started a specialist enamel jewellery company which was registered from 1962 to 1988. His innovative modernist and nature inspired designs were created and manufactured in his own silver workshop .
Bahner took inspiration from the plants and flowers in the Danish countryside. He produced beautiful pieces including the cala lily. This was made in several colour variations including a variety of blues, deep red, and white. The design was used for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and brooches.
He also produced Art Deco style jewellery in simple non figurative designs. Well known and easily recognisable Volmer Bahner pieces are his heart and animal motifs including fish and butterflies. These were made in different arrangements.
His jewellery signature is his initials VB, generally accompanied by STERLING DENMARK”.
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