Even before he produced his apprenticeship test piece in 1934 he had created a series of designs in a simpler, functionalist style which he called 'Future'. Most of the early pieces , designed during the first two decades of the 20th century, were designed by Georg Jensen.

Matti Hyvärinen, started his career as a trainee at his father’s workshop in 1953 but soon established his own studio at the age of 21, founding Sirokoru Ltd in 1958. Authentic Gallé pieces sell for thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars. His jewelry is simple and clearly constructed, often with links connecting naturally with each other so that the complete piece makes up a beautiful whole. NICE Cobalt Blue Antique VTG Enamelware Diaper Pail w'Original Label "Combinet" $49.95. Maker’s marks may include logos, trademarks, company names, and designer signatures to specify who made the jewelry. Closed 1987. Fehrn specialised in the production of amber jewellery.

This style has been extremely popular since the 1940s and 1950s and you will find several examples on this site. )Do you have any enamelware?

The company, based near Turku, is still thriving and producing both the original iconic designs of Karl Laine as well as those of more recent, contemporary designers. Production included enamelware (spoons etc) as well as jewellery with designs in enamel similar to Volmer Bahner and David-Andersen.

The range of Moorcroft Pottery marks begins with William Moorcroft’s time at the MacKintyre pottery and covers the 100 year history of design and ownership by William, his son Walter Moorcroft, other more current owners and marks of artists and designers from the Moorcroft Design Studio. Earthenware, by contrast, is … The Anchor Hocking mark is actually an "H" superimposed over an anchor symbol. Their production was characterised by an attention to detail, affordability without compromising quality, and a wide variety of innovative modernist designs.

One of the compulsory marks is the Assay Office Mark, a symbol which indicates the regional office that hallmarked the item. It was so large that it had several hundred employees, and provided apprenticeships for many famous silversmiths, for instance Hans Hansen and much later, Bent Knudsen. Depending on the era of the piece, the maker’s mark either reads “Van Cleef & Arpels” or the letters “VCA.”. Confused? I was unable to identify this maker for several years, as the jewellery (mostly cufflinks) is marked only with a figural logo.
Renowned silversmiths active during the first half of the 20th Century, registered 1920 to 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The company's etched fleur-de-lis logo is sometimes present as well. In the 70s and 80s her emphasis moved in the direction of jewellery-making as fine art, and her work can be seen in Applied Arts Museums worldwide, including the  renowned Jewellery Museum in Pforzheim, Germany. The designs thus span from late Art Nouveau, called 'skønvirke' in Danish, through Art Deco, functionalism, 1940s floral and post second world war modernism. C. Brumberg Hansen, whose workshop in Copenhagen was registered from 1937 to 19. Vintage 1900's- 1920s Heavy Ironstone Chamber Pot, by Revere China Co. $49.99. Senior designer is Troels Tvenstrup, who is the fifth generation of his family to work for the company, Most famous Finnish silversmith workshop, still producing pieces of outstanding quality and design. Amber is found in several regions of the world, but the most prized source is the Baltic region and west coast of Denmark. In 1940 Hans Hansen died, and the now 25 year old Karl Gustav took over the family firm, designing jewellery and increasingly flatware and hollowware. The company was wound up a few years later. Bluitgen opened his own studio in 1961 and was one of the founders of the Danish Crafts Council . In the first half of the twentieth century the company was best known for cutlery (flatware) and hollowware, and to a lesser extent, jewellery.

Subject of several large and weighty reference books, Georg Jensen is probably the most famous silversmith company in the world, so I will not attempt to provide a history in this space. Volmer Bahner was Denmark's best known specialist enamel company, and was registered from 1962 to 1988.

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initial mark. 1971 The leaves were designed by Willy Winnaess, and bear his signature.

This one has an "F" within a shield mark used on many Federal pieces, but some were not marked. Many of these symbols and letters found on jewelry originate from assay offices.

But many other designers were attached to the workshop and some of these have produced iconic 'Jensen' pieces. can help explain what those tiny etchings actually mean – and how to ensure you’re buying the real thing.

Ute Mirbach has written an excellent, illustrated biography of this designer. Most famous Finnish silversmith workshop, still producing pieces of outstanding quality and design.

In the 70s and 80s her emphasis moved in the direction of jewellery-making as fine art, and her work can be seen in Applied Arts Museums worldwide, including the  renowned Jewellery Museum in Pforzheim, Germany. In the early 1950’s Hans Myhre expanded his business with the purchase of both the Hroar Prydz and Bernhard Meldahl jewelry businesses. “Retro” jewelry refers to pieces made during the 1940s and ‘50s and are characterized by the use of large and colorful gemstones. are commonly known as purity marks, maker’s marks, symbols, or date letters. She then moved to the leading Swedish silversmithy Alton, producing her iconic ‘winged’ and stylised floral designs. A collection of pottery marks using photos and images from our antique collection For easy reference and as a quick guide to the possible attribution of your latest porcelain collectible or pottery marks. His workshop was taken over by H Myhre, and his designs may have been produced after that time.