Vintage David Andersen Sterling & Enamel Necklace
The David-Andersen Company is a jewelry company located in Oslo, Norway. This Scandinavian company produces high quality silver pieces with elegant designs, most often with beautiful enamel work. David Andersen founded the company in 1876, in Christiania, Norway (now called Oslo). He soon expanded his company, making jewelry and table accessories. Some designers for David-Anderson include Bjorn Sgurd Oster, Synnove Korssjoen (who designed for D-A during the 1960's), Millie Beherns, Konrad Mehus, and Nora Gulbrandsen.
This necklace is a fine example of David Andersen's fine craftsmanship! A wonderful piece from the 1950's it is comprised of 33 sterling silver links which are detailed with a feminine black and white floral enameled design. Each link has 2 enameled flowers with domed white centers and black petals. This design continues around the entire necklace and contours to the neck when worn. The links are connected by small silver rings which are attached through the flower petals. On the back of the clasp are the markings "D-A, 925 S, STERLING, NORWAY". In addition to these hallmarks, there is the signature "w" marking for Willy Winnaess, who was one of David Andersen's designers. A fabulous piece for the jewelry lover, especially a David-Andersen collector!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 16" long. The links measure approximately 7/8" tall and approximately 7/16" wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. There are no chips in the enamel and the clasp is secure and in good working condition.