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Silver Gilt Orange & Black Enamel Butterfly Brooch by Volmer Bahner

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Volmer Bahner (1912-1995) was a multi-disciplined Danish artist and designer. He graduated from the Industrial Arts and Crafts College in 1930 and received several scholarships and awards. Many of his works are represented at the Kunstindustrimuseet, the Danish Museum of Art.
Volmer Bahner is also known for his modernist and naturalist inspired, enamelled silver jewellery designs that he created and manufactured in his own silver workshop after World War II. A nature lover, Bahner drew inspiration from the flowers and plants of the Danish countryside. The most recognisable Volmer Bahner designs are the hearts and animal motifs, including fish and butterflies.
Bahner’s mark is his initials VB, accompanied by STERLING, DENMARK. This butterfly brooch is a good example of his work.

Written by Olly Gerrish
Date & OriginRetro (1940s), Danish
MeasurementsHeight 27 mm
Width 40 mm
ConditionVery Good, very slight chip to black enamel, top right wing
HallmarksSterling Denmark
Maker's mark VB
ProvenanceDanish