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1940's David Andersen sterling Butterfly Pin Brooch

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David Andersen sterling butterfly pin brooch signed "David-Andersen Norway Sterling". It's done in vermeil with white guilloche enameling. The body of the butterfly is black enamel. It has an old style open c clasp with the pin extending about 1/4" past the end. The vermeil has a dark patina which should clean up nicely. It's almost 1 1/4" x 3/4" and is in excellent vintage condition. Very collectible.

It's hard to determine the exact age of this piece. Most of these pins seem to be from about the 1950's and have a safety clasp. Since this one has an open c clasp with the extended pin, it probably dates a little earlier, maybe 30's or 40's. First class shipping includes insurance to USA and select other countries.

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DAVID-ANDERSEN
The company was founded in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway by David Andersen in 1876. Andersen (1843-1901) was a gold and silversmith with a keen sense of quality and the high standards of his workmanship brought early success. Andersen died in 1901 and his son Arthur took the reins of the firm. Arthur instituted some important changes; he decided to hyphenate the family name to David-Andersen and as chief designer, introduced the use of enamelling on the companies gold and silver jewelry. The new line was so successful, that enamelled jewelry became nearly synonymous with the David-Andersen name. The firm has remained a family business and is now run by members of the fourth generation, Uni and Jon David-Andersen. Hallmarks from this company include "David-Andersen" and "D-A."

Vermeil:
This is a gold overlay or wash on sterling silver.

Guilloché:
A technique of etching when a machine is used to create a pattern on metal that is usually then covered by a transparent layer of enamel, allowing the pattern to show through.

1940's David Andersen sterling Butterfly Pin Brooch


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: sterling, 925
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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