Exceptional Silver Beaker Basket Weave Design M.Hammer Bergen c1900
Extremely delightful quality and beautifully detailed beaker with a delicious basketweave design to the body, oozing quality throughout. Gilded interiorVacant circular cartouche surrounded by a lightly planished frame surround. `clearly marked to the base '830 M.HAMMER BERGEN' for Marius Hammer
Marius Hammer - Bergen (1847 - 1927)
Marius Hammer settled in Bergen in 1871, and during the late 19th and early 20th centuries established what would eventually become Norway's largest goldsmithing workshop. In 1925 Theodor Olsen Eftf took over the Hammer business.
Marius Hammer was the son of master goldsmith Lauritz Johan Hammer (1812-1874) , who had a workshop in Bergen. He was apprenticed to his father but undertook further studies in Hamburg and Berlin. He was officially licensed as a goldsmith in 1871 at which time he took over his father's workshop and went on to further develop under his own name. He was a contemporary of Faberge and his enamel and plique a jour pieces are famous and sought after all over the world