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VNTG David Andersen 925S & Sky Blue Enamel Butterfly Brooch in Original Box

VNTG David Andersen 925S & Sky Blue Enamel Butterfly Brooch in Original Box

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Vintage David Andersen Gilt 925 Sterling Silver & Sky Blue Enamel Butterfly Brooch Pin Pendant w/ Original Box 

   

Measurements: Butterfly: 1.25"W x .8"H (3.18cm x 2.03cm)

Box: 1.5" Square x 1"Tall (3.81cm x 2.54cm)

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

Weight: Butterfly 4g  Box: 5.8g

The butterfly is in amazing unpolished, original condition. No damage, chips, wear or fading to the enamel. Awesome estate find! Included with purchase is a gilt silver plated converter so you can wear it as a pendant 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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