A signed, oval, Sterling silver pendant on a fine, silver chain by the famous Norwegian jeweller and silversmith. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is a sweet, Sterling silver, oval pendant, depicting a seated teddy bear in blue enamel. It was made by the well-known Norwegian jeweller and silversmith, David Andersen.
The pendant and fine linked chain are made from Sterling silver. The background design of the pendant is a basse-taille pattern of fine lines in two shades of blue. At the centre is a champlevé outline of a small teddy bear, filled with a darker, royal blue enamel.
Basse-taille means low cut and describes the technique of engraving a pattern and covering it with enamel, such that the engraving is still visible beneath.
Champlevé (raised field) is the technique of hollowing out bordered sections, filling them with enamel and polishing until a uniform height is achieved.
Who made it and when?
The pendant is by David Andersen of Norway. Their standard maker's mark on the back reads:
- A pair of scales (the International Convention hallmark)
- D-A (for David Andersen)
- 925 S in a circle (meaning Sterling finesse silver)
- NORWAY - STERLING
What condition is it in?
- In very good condition
- The clasp is fully working
What are the measurements?
- 21cm drop (8.25 inches) chain
- 2cm x 1.5cm pendant
- 5 grams
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