Small vintage enamel butterfly brooch by Volmer Bahner
A brief history on Volmer Bahner:
Volmer Bahner studied at the Industrial Arts and Crafts College Denmark and after graduating in 1930 he became know for his sculptures, having various busts in bronze and ceramics on display at the Danish Museum of Art and Design.
He started producing enamel jewellery from 1962 to 1988 and quickly became famous for his beautiful enamel pieces such as flowers, fish and butterflies. His pieces became known for his quality of enamel work as well as beautiful deep colours that he often used in his pieces.
A brief history on guillochĂ© enamel:
Going back to the 18th Century, guillochĂ© is a decorative technique in which a very precise and repetitive pattern is engraved into an underlying material such as gold or silver and then the enamel applied over the top. After the firing process is completed, it is polished back to a high lustre revealing the engraved pattern below the surface. This technique can be seen on jewellery as well as decorative pieces such as pill boxes, opera glasses and carriage clocks. Often seen in high quality French, Swiss, Russian and English pieces over the century, this is an enamelling technique that has always remained so popular and sought after.
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