What's for sale?
This is a very nice bracelet of blue and white enamel and Sterling silver, made by Norwegian jeweller David Andersen.
It comprises ten Sterling silver panels, joined via pairs of silver links and fastened with a push-pull tongue clasp.
On each wide panel is a basse taille, sunburst in silver and visible beneath the blue enamel. On the smaller, white panels are blue, champlevé flowers.
Basse-taille (low cut) is the technique of engraving a pattern in relief 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, such that a uniform height is achieved.
Who made it and when?
It was made by the Norwegian jewellery manufacturer David Andersen, which has been operating for over 130 years. The maker's mark reads:
- 925S and a pair of scales (the International Convention hallmark)
It could have been made at any time since 1925, but it looks to be an older piece, around the mid 20th century.
What condition is it in?
- In good condition with no significant damage or loss of enamel
- There enamel has marks here and there, particularly visible when magnified
- There are faint scratches on the edges and reverse of the panels
- The clasp is fully working
What are the measurements?
- 19cm long (7.5 inches)
- 1cm in width
- 18 grams
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