Norwegian Silversmiths

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T. Williams
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Norwegian Silversmiths

Postby T. Williams » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:53 am

I acquired a magnificent piece (thick, heavy, detailed bangle/cuff with a woman feeding a ram) this past weekend at an antique market in London, but cannot find any information about it (trying to upload photos). The person I bought it from said he only knew that 830S is Norwegian. I took it to two appraisers who were not familiar with the mark either, but were both in awe and said it was a brilliant and rare find. The maker's mark is KM BARULFSEN830S. Is anyone familiar with this maker?

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Re: Norwegian Silversmiths

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:48 am

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Re: Norwegian Silversmiths

Postby T. Williams » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:54 pm

Thank you for responding. Should I delete this post and create a new one with a more descriptive title, or can I post pictures in the thread?

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Re: Norwegian Silversmiths

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:24 pm

Carrying on this thread will be fine. We look forward to seeing the images.

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Re: Norwegian Silversmiths

Postby T. Williams » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:25 pm

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Re: Norwegian Silversmiths

Postby T. Williams » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:34 pm

Thank you, Trev. I'm hoping someone out there will be able to help me solve this mystery!

-Tracey

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Re: Norwegian Silversmiths

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:02 pm

Hi Tracey,

Just to get the ball rolling, the makers name appears to be Bærulfsen:

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K.M. Bærulfsen - Kristiania - 1916

Trev.

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Re: Norwegian Silversmiths

Postby T. Williams » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:12 pm

Thank you, Trev! It does show that spelling on the mark, but it's very faint. I had to take another pic and blow it up to see it. Then I googled it and found nothing. I'm so happy you were able to find this. From looking up the info you posted, I was able to find this box, but nothing else so far. Image I'm very excited to see what else can be dug up about this jeweler!

Here's the link to the page, if you're interested: (admin edit - see Posting Requirements )

-Tracey

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Re: Norwegian Silversmiths

Postby T. Williams » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:24 pm

I've also just found this:

BÆRULFSEN, K. M., gullsm. (p. f.,
Torvgt. 9, Oslo), f. 1878 i Kragerø.
Ut d. gullsm. Norge, Amerika; egen
forr. i Oslo s. 1910.

http://runeberg.org/merkbio/0199.html

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Re: Norwegian Silversmiths

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:36 pm

Hi Tracey,

Thanks for posting the extra information, it's very useful.

A search into Norse mythology may well reveal the subject matter of the bangle.

Trev.

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Re: Norwegian Silversmiths

Postby T. Williams » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:54 pm

Thanks for the tip. I will look into that as well.

-Tracey


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