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Vintage blue enamel butterfly made by Volmer Bahner

Made in sterling silver by the Danish jeweller Volmer Bahner in the mid-1960’s, this is such a sweet and charming vintage butterfly brooch that is perfect for any occasion day or night.

Measuring 42.3mm across by 28.2mm, the beautiful soft blue colour of the wings is typical of the work produced in this studio.

The detail under the enamel gives it an extra element and the smooth tactile feel of the wings are just gorgeous.

As beautiful today as when it was made, this butterfly brooch will no doubt always be admired.


Stock# ES9638

Maker: Volmer Bahner

Circa: 1965




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Vintage blue enamel butterfly made 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.

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A brief history on guilloché enamel:
Going back to the 18th Century, guilloché 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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