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Norwegian Designer Bjorn Ostern David Andersen Sterling Enamel Necklace 1960s

Norwegian Designer Bjorn Ostern David Andersen Sterling Enamel Necklace 1960s

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Norwegian Designer Bjorn Ostern David Andersen Sterling Enamel Pendant Necklace Circa 1960s

      

Measurements: Chain 21"L (53.34cm)  Pendant 2.25"L x 1.5"W (5.72cm x 3.81cm)

Markings: David-Andersen Norway Sterling 925S INV. B.S.O.

Weight: 18g

Bjorn Sigurd Ostern (b. 1935) Active with the David Andersen Shop in the 1960's.

Pendant is in excellent condition - Enamel is fully intact with no chips or damage - clean and bright - Minor wear to back of pendant, but will be professionally polished before shipping. 

Mannequin is a life-size torso representation

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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