Silver was first discovered in 1623 in Norway in the Kongsberg mine. Legend states that two kids Helga and Jacob discovered the shiny substance while grazing their cattle on a mountain. After they took it home, their father realized that it was silver and took it to the Telemark county to sell it. There he was arrested for selling silver and was asked about the whereabouts of his discovery. It was then, Christian IV, the king of Norway and Denmark named the town Kongsberg.
The legend lives on through an eleven-piece Norwegian silver coffee service offered by Skinner. The maker of the Cloisonné enameled set is Marius Hammer, a prominent Norwegian silversmith. Hammer’s works are popular for enameled details depicting the Art Nouveau trends of floral shapes and bright colors.
The European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction offers multiple lots encompassing fine silver, ceramics, furniture and decorative arts by Skinner auction. Objects range from the traditional English pottery and mahogany furnishings to marble sculpture and Mid-century Modern silver. Explore works from the 18th to 21st century and see how you can mix periods and styles to create individual design-schemes in your living space. View the entire listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (535)
# of Lots:535
Price Range:$150- $12,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Eleven-piece Norwegian 930 silver and Cloisonne enamel coffee service|| Estimate: |
|Staffordshire creamware model of a dovecote|| Estimate: |
|Plowing in Nivernais copy after Rosa Bonheur|| Estimate: |
|Two pieces of Russian silver|| Estimate: |