This is a quirky vintage Norwegian enamel brooch.
It was designed by Nora Gulbrandsen (1894 - 1978) for David Andersen of Norway. This brooch was made between 1958 - and 1962 - so only in production for a short period.
It looks back to early Norwegian culture - and shows an image from an ancient Norwegian Cave Sculpture, as annotated on the inscription on the back.
The image features a simple image of a little boat - with a figure to the left-hand side; a big sun is in the sky. The design is very simple. The colours consist of a white enamel background - with a light white-beige shade to the ground below the boat - the boat, figure and sun are in the same golden colour.
The back is silver which has been gilt washed to give a matt gold tone.
The enamel work is white - with buff-coloured patches on the ground here and there - which seems quite consistent with the patina on other white coloured issues in this range. The patching looks more pronounced on my images than on the actual brooch.
In good condition - with nice long pin and security ring clasp
This inscription on the reverse reads: ROCK-CARVING FROM NORWAY, 1000-500 B.C. / D -A NORWAY STERLING 925 S NORA. G
Dimensions - a nice larger size: Width is 6.5 cm. The height is 3 cm.
No dents or damages to the enamel. A great piece of mid-century designer Norwegian enamel - but one of the sought makers. You won't be disappointed with it.
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