What's for sale?
This is a beautiful bracelet of white enamel and gold-plated Sterling silver, made by Norwegian jeweller David Andersen. Vermeil is the name given to plating silver with gold.
It comprises eleven gold-plated, Sterling silver panels, joined via pairs of gold-plated links and fastened with a gold-plated, push-pull, tongue clasp.
On each wide panel is a basse-taille, sunburst, just visible beneath the white enamel. On the smaller panels are champlevé flowers, also in white enamel.
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 until a uniform height is achieved.
Who made it and when?
It's by the Norwegian jewellery maker David Andersen, a producer of distinctive, good quality jewellery for over 130 years. The maker's mark on the back reads:
- NORWAY STERLING 925S
It could have been made at any time since the 1950s or 1960s.
What condition is it in?
- In very good condition
- There's a little wear on the edges
- The enamel is undamaged
What are the measurements?
- 18cm long (just under 8 inches)
- 1cm in width
- 17 grams
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