Openwork Tortoise Brooches in Borre Style


    • Description

      These tortoise brooches are a delicate, single-piece version of Petersen type 51 in Borre style. I have modelled them as openwork, to keep them as fine and delicate as possible.

      They involve many hours of painstaking work. I have inlaid them with twisted sterling silver wire and riveted them with silver studs, finishing them with a strong steel pin.

      This type of brooch was the most widespread in the Viking Age, they have been found in every country where the Vikings settled. I have reduced the size of mine by about 20% to save weight and removed the back plate.

      I do not often get time to make this type, I only make a few pairs a year. I only make them in bronze, like the originals, with the contrasting colour of the silver inlay.

      The price is for the pair.

      Height 86mm 



      Customer Reviews

      Based on 4 reviews
      Kadlin Eirkfrou
      My Precious

      The Pictures don't do it justice
      It's sooooooo much more beautiful in reality
      Wonderful detailed work and perfect finish

      Thanks Kadlin!

      Aeringa Knorrdottir

      I really love my brooches! Bought them a few years ago at Moesgaard and i'm still happy with them like a little child.Fantastic filigree work from a fantastic artist! Thank you!!!

      Thank you Doris!

      Christian Kranz
      good work

      my wife got these brooches from me 4 years ago at the wedding and was very happy about them. Since then she has been wearing the primers on the markets. Especially the work on the detail of the fibulae is remarkable.

      Thank you Christian

      Beautiful brooches!

      The brooches are very high quality! The craftmanship in theese is amazing! The needle is very hard and stable, and will not 'bend out of the lock' while wearing the apron dress. The shipping was fast and they were very kind to help me with any questions. Overall a very plesant shopping exsperience! Thank you!

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