The Norwegian salt brooch is a buckle with a round hole in the middle, on one side of which is attached a spike that can be threaded through the fabric to attach it to clothing. The term “salt” is also used for similar decorations in Denmark and Sweden. Soliers were the goav pectoral in Norwegian folk costumes, and their form and symbolism have many variations.
The rose saltier is a brooch with six kidney-shaped or pretzel-shaped figures assembled into a ring or wreath. Salle roses are one of the most ancient varieties of brooches and have a shape reminiscent of a Romanesque ornament of the 12th century. Antique rose brooches were made of filigree or cast silver and copper alloys. Filigree work went out of fashion at the end of the Middle Ages, only to return again at the end of the 19th century.
Bolesolele is a voluminous brooch with convex circles soldered onto a round plate. Ancient cast bolesoles were decorated with images of animals, crowned persons and plant motifs on the bottom plate. It was probably only in the early 1700s that bolesole with filigree began to be made. A filigree bolesole can contain between 400 and 700 individual handmade pieces. Bolesoliers were among the most expensive brooches. In the 18th century, their price reached 4 riksdaler, which corresponded to the cost of a good cow!
The hornsolier is a brooch in the form of a thick wire ring, to which figurines, filigree decorations and pendant rivets or barley grain pendants can be attached. Hornsole is also made with a plate in the middle and two spikes.
Slangesole is a brooch with a pattern of concentric ornamental rings with six through arches between the two rings.
Trandheim solier – one of the most expensive types of brooches, richly decorated with filigree, with one or two spikes.