Frank Juhls, a silver abstract bird brooch, Norway, stamped ‘Kautokeino’, ‘925S’ and ‘F. Juhls’ for Frank Juhls, 4 cm across SOLD
This brooch by Frank Juhls is still currently available from his web site, the link to that page is
This particular brooch (number 100) is one of a series based on bird forms found at Lap sacrificial sites. These tended to come from the Baltic-West Russian areas of the 9th-11th centuries. The Laps being nomadic had no jewellery manufacturing themselves but were great traders. When Regine and Frank Juhls arrived at Kautokeino in the 1950’s this was the sort of jewellery they began making, developing to the range found today.