An intricate, Sterling silver, linked bracelet of white, champlevé, enamel flowers. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is an intricate, Sterling silver, linked bracelet of white, champlevé, enamel flowers. It's a Willy Winnaess design for the Norwegian jeweller David Andersen.
It comprises sixteen flowers, joined by pairs of silver links and fastened by a push-pull, box clasp.
Each flower has four petals and a domed centre, with the silver leaf and stamen showing from behind. Each petal is a champlevé loop, filled with white enamel.
Champlevé (raised field) is the technique of hollowing out bordered sections and filling them with enamel, such that the enamel and borders are at the same height.
Who made it and when?
The design is by Willy Winnaess, who worked for David Andersen, during the 1950s. His pieces are usually marked as here, with a "W" in a circle. The maker's mark on the clasp reads:
- A pair of scales (the International Convention hallmark)
- D-A (for David Andersen)
- W (in a circle, for Willy Winnaess)
What condition is it in?
- In very good condition
- There are pin-prick losses of enamel on three domes, which may be from when it was made
- There is faint scratching on the back
- The clasp is fully working
What are the measurements?
- 18cm long (7 inches)
- 1cm in width
- 18 grams
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