A celebrated Danish jeweller and silversmith, Anton Michelsen worked as an apprentice for eleven years before setting up his own workshop in 1841. In 1848 he was appointed Court Goldsmith and Maker of Orders to the Danish court. Anton's son Carl took over the family firm in 1877 and followed his father's footsteps, becoming Court Jeweller himself in 1880. A true family firm, Carl's son joined as a partner in 1914 and continued the company when his father died in 1921. At the start of the 20th century, Anton Michelsen began to create enamelled silver jewellery and works, as well as colaborating with artists of the day such as Ole Hagen, Erik Herløw and Edvard Kindt-Larsen. In 1985, A. Michelsen was merged with the Royal Porcelain Factory, Georg Jensen and Holmegaard Glasværk under the name Royal Copenhagen.
Anton Michelsen jewellery is renowned for its clean, sleek and wearable designs that are just as in vogue today as when they were made.
Our specialist Fine Jewellery & Watch auctions are held 4 times a year and include the whole spectrum of jewellery, from modern and designer pieces to antique jewels, coloured gemstone jewellery to fine diamond rings. Our department is headed by Liz Bailey who is FGA and DGA qualified, with many years experience in the industry. We offer a free valuation service as well as a free collection service for items consigned to these auctions.
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