To commemorate the centenary of the Norwegian constitution, a Jubilee Exhibition was organized in Kristiania (Oslo) in 1914. It is the largest event of this type that has ever occured in Norway. The Marius Hammer silver workshop in Bergen participated with, among other items, the lamp exhibited here. Even though it cannot be explicitly documented, it must be attributed to the silver smith Emil Høye. The lamp owes much to the Danish version of jugendstil; that of Thorvald Bindesbøll. Whereas the older version of jugendstil is refined, this one is bold and loud, reflecting the almost 1980ies-like situation in the country at the time. This table lamp is the last large plique-a-jour work made in Norway. The lamp is documented in e.g.
A. Polak, Gullsmedkunsten før og nå
(Dreyer, Oslo, 1970),
A. Polak, Norwegian Silver
(Dreyer, Oslo, 1972),
S. Tschudi Madsen et al., Norges kunsthistorie
, vol. 5 (Gyldendal, Oslo, 1981),
J. L. Opstad, Norsk emalje
(Huitfeldt, Oslo, 1994),
T. Indahl, Med en sølvskje i munnen
(Fagbokforlaget, Bergen, 2001).
A young nation celebrating itself through the Jubilee Exhibition in Kristiania in the summer of 1914: