Adolf Zethelius

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Adolf Zethelius
Adolf Zethelius
Adolf Zethelius, with the Order of Vasa around his neck.
Born (1781-02-19)February 19, 1781
Died March 7, 1864(1864-03-07) (aged 83)
Burial place Torshälla Church graveyard
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Silversmith and industrialist
Notable work Norwegian Royal Regalia, Nyby bruk, Surahammars bruk
Style Empire
Spouse(s) Sofia Fredrika Nordewall (1786-1885)

Augusta Emerentia Carolina Zethelius (1811-1897)
Carl Zethelius (1811-1860), mill owner and Royal Secretary.
Fredrik Zethelius (1812-1887), mill owner.
Wilhelm Zethelius (1815-1873), mill owner.

Henrik Philibert Zethelius (1825-?).

Silversmith Pehr Zethelius (1740-1810)

Catharina Emerentia Westrell
Relatives Son-in-law of Eric Nordewall

Adolf Zethelius, born as Erik Adolf Zethelius on February 19, 1781 in Stockholm, died on March 7, 1864 in Stockholm, was a Swedish silversmith, industrialist and owner of the Swedish ironworks Surahammars bruk and Nyby bruk.


The orb, sceptre and anointing horn which are part of the Norwegian Royal Regalia were commissioned by King Charles John and made by Zethelius in Stockholm for the King's coronation as King of Norway in 1818.[1] Works by Zethelius are also exhibited at Nationalmuseum and Hallwyl Palace in Stockholm.


Zethelius acquired the manor house Nyby, near Torshälla, from his father-in-law Eric Nordewall, and in 1829 founded the ironworks Nyby bruk on the site.[2]

Zethelius had the manor house of Surahammars herrgård constructed 1856–1858.[3]


  1. ^ Trondheim Cathedral - The Norwegian Royal Regalia Archived April 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Nordisk familjebok, Adolf Zethelius
  3. ^ Svensk Silversmide, Andrén, Hellner, Hernmarck & Holmquist, Stockholm 2000.