This is a typical period female cultural “Odal” brooch in silver.
In the years up untill 1945 the fenomenon of brooches and wearing them was heavily influenced by Himmler and the SS who sought for a common destiny for all Germanic people and tried to find that in a (largely fabricated and falsified) Germanic pagan history. Important there was the use of ancient runes. One of the more popular runes was the “Odal-rune”.
The Odal rune was originally the last and 24th rune of the elder Futhark. The rune’s meaning is symbolic for “property, farmlife, and family”, and it was because of the sought after common destiny it was a popular rune to picture at the time, as it showed the so much desired German unity.
These brooches were worn by women at the troath on the collar of their blouse.
The here offered brooch is made of silver and is in excellent condition with a great dark patination. With functional needle and even two stamped in markings. One mark reading “hardarbeit”, the other “…Fasca” (?).
Definately one of the better looking brooches we encountered in a long time and very rare to find one like this in this condition and maker marked too!