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David Andersen WW Norway Sterling & Red Enamel Heart Links Bracelet 1950s

David Andersen WW Norway Sterling & Red Enamel Heart Links Bracelet 1950s

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Willy Waenness for David Andersen Norway Sterling & Red Enamel Heart Links Bracelet 1950s

 

Measurements: 6.5"L x .5"W + 3.5"L Extender (16.51cm x 1.27cm + 8.89cm)

Markings: D-A 925S Norway W mark for Willy Waenness

Weight: 9.9g

Gorgeous sterling and ruby red guilloche enamel heart links bracelet. Enamel is glossy and bright with no damage, chips or repairs. There is light uniform fading to the gilding on the backside, not uncommon for a piece that is around 75 years old. The clasp and extension are new as they were missing when I purchased it.

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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