Objets & Jewelry
Rare Lona P. Schaeffer Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Sailfish Brooch
Rare Lona P. Schaeffer Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Sailfish Brooch, marked “Handwrought/LPS/Sterling; Size: 2 × 4 in.
Lona P. Schaeffer (Danish/American, b. 1903) Arts & Crafts period hand-wrought sterling silver sailfish brooch. Marked “LPS”. Schaeffer was an American craftsman and the eldest daughter of Danish émigre silversmith Peer Smed. She trained in her father’s workshop at 176 Johnson Street in Brooklyn, New York. Smed and Schaeffer were a father daughter team of craftsman who’s silver jewelry and hollowware were retailed by Shreve Crump and Low in the 1930s.