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Rare David Andersen 24K Gold on Sterling Enamel Art Deco Floral Earrings 1940s

Rare David Andersen 24K Gold on Sterling Enamel Art Deco Floral Earrings 1940s

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Superb David Andersen Norway Sterling Silver Yellow & Black Art Deco Flowers Guilloche Enamel Earrings Circa 1940s

 

Measurements: .75"R (1.91cm)

Markings: D-A 925S Scales Mark Norway Sterling

Weight: 5g

Stunning and intricate detail in this fantastic set of earrings by the iconic David Andersen of Norway. Enamel is in mint condition with no damage, repairs, chips, fading! The 24k yellow gold over the sterling is shiny and bright. They could easily and inexpensively be converted to post back earrings by a jeweler.

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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