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David Andersen

Norwegian Designer David Andersen Sterling Enamel Large Butterfly Brooch 1940s

Norwegian Designer David Andersen Sterling Enamel Large Butterfly Brooch 1940s

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Vintage David Andersen Norway Gilt Sterling & White/Black Enamel Large Butterfly Brooch Pin Pendant

Measurements: 1.75"W x 1"H (4.45cm x 2.54cm)

Markings: D-A 925S Scales Mark Norway-Sterling

Weight: 8.3g

Large in size with stunning detail in black and white guilloche enamel. The enamel is clean and bright with absolutely no damage or repairs. Minor fading to the gold on the back and a little bit of sticker? residue on back that will be removed before shipping. Included with purchase is a gilt silver plate converter so it can be worn as a pendant on a chain if preferred.

The company was founded in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway by David Andersen in 1876. Andersen (1843-1901) was a gold and silversmith with a keen sense of quality and the high standards of his workmanship brought early success to the firm. By 1888, Andersen was able to expand his workshop into a steam powered plant and a second retail location was opened in Oslo in 1892.
David Andersen died in 1901, his son, Arthur Andersen, took the reins of the firm at that time. Arthur instituted some important changes, he decided to hyphenate the family name to David-Andersen, and as chief designer, he introduced the use of enameling on the company's gold and silver jewelry as well as hollowware. The new line was so successful that enamelled jewelry has become nearly synonymous with the David-Andersen name. The firm has remained a family business and is now run by members of the fourth generation, Uni and Jon David-Andersen.

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