Midcentury Silver and Enamel Leaf Brooch by Norwegian Designer Aksel Holmsen


This sterling silver and white enamel double leaf brooch was made by the Norwegian designer Askel Holmsen.  Holmsen pieces from the early 20th century and the mid 20th century are highly collected. 

This foliate brooch is in lovely condition.  The enamel is in excellent condition without flaws.  There is discolouration to the gilt silver finish on the back but the front stem maintains its golden hue.  The pin fastens with a roll clasp.

It's stamped on the back with 'Norway Sterling 925S and the Aksel Holmsen maker's mark.


Era 1950s
Size 6cm x 2cm
Condition Excellent
Delivery UK Standard Delivery: £2.95, International Delivery: £12.95. All items are sent tracked and insured.
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Aksel Holmsen

Aksel Holmsen was a Norwegian silversmith.  Between 1889 and 1892, he apprenticed under David Andersen.   Later, in 1904, he established his own silversmith workshop in Oslo, gaining recognition for its modernist design sensibility. The workshop was renowned for its traditional filigree craftsmanship and, in the 1950s, for creating enamel floral brooches. In the 1960s, they transitioned to crafting plain silver modernist abstract jewellery. The company ceased its operations in 1971.

How do you rate the condition of a piece?

Excellent - No visible flaws to note but items may exhibit some signs of age related wear
Very Good - Some visible flaws which aren't considered to impair the wearability of the piece
Good - Some more notable flaws but the piece is still in collectible condition

All items are vintage and have lived a previous life, therefore signs of age related wear are to be expected. I do my best to bring attention to any faults in the description and by using the condition scale.

When will I receive my delivery?

We aim to send packages out the following business day after an order is received. All items will be carefully wrapped in a Gadelles box, finished with a ribbon and placed in a discreet bubble lined envelope, or small parcel box if the order contains multiple items.

UK Mainland Delivery - £2.95 Packages will be sent, insured, via Royal Mail's Tracked 48h service

International Delivery - £12.95 Packages will be sent, insured, via Royal Mail's Tracked International service.
This service is stated to take 3 - 5 business days for delivery to Europe and 6 - 7 business days for delivery to other destinations, however, customs processing time at the destination country is additional to the Royal Mail's estimate.
Please be aware that international deliveries may incur import taxes, to be paid by the purchaser, in their destination country.

How will my purchase be packaged?

Great care will be taken in the wrapping of your vintage jewels to protect them in transit and make the unboxing process pleasant for the buyer.

Your piece of jewellery will be wrapped in our Gadelles material, tied with a ribbon and placed in a Gadelles kraft box.
If the item that you've purchased comes with its own original packaging then your item will be sent in that box, wrapped in kraft paper and tied with a ribbon.

Very fragile items will be protected with extra bubble wrap.

International Buyers

We welcome international orders. Please be aware that orders from outside the UK may incur customs duties for which the buyer is responsible to pay on receipt of purchase. These charges vary by country so please review the rules with your relevant customs authority before purchase.

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