David-Andersen earrings with amazonite cabochons, Norway 1960s

David-Andersen earrings with amazonite cabochons, Norway 1960s

Code: J524


L: 5cm (2")

£260.00 plus postage Approx $329.11, €303.38, ¥52000

These beautiful earrings were designed by Unn Tangerud for the David-Andersen Troll Series in 1964. They are made of Sterling silver and set with amazonite cabochons. Rare items. They are stamped UNI (for Uni David-Andersen, the great-granddaugther of the founder of the David-Andersen company), D-A 925S and the designer's initials U.T. Screw back fitting.

Excellent vintage condition.

Unn Tangerud (1933 - 2003) trained as a ceramicist. Here jewellery designs were inspired by Nordic culture.

David Andersen (1843-1901) was the founder of Norway’s best-known jewellers the 19th century. In 1876, Andersen opened his own workshop in Christiania (now Oslo). The company became internationally famous for its enamel jewellery in the first half of the 20th Century and went on to export most of its production. Willy Winnaess was an early designer of the enamelled jewellery, often inspired by nature.

In the 1950s the David-Andersen company began working with innovative designers of modernist silver jewellery. These very popular and stylish pieces are marked with the initials of the designer, preceded by INV (inventor). These include Bjørn Sigurd Østern, Harry Sørby, Marianne Berg, Unn Tangerud, Ben David-Andersen and Uni David Andersen, the fourth generation of David-Andersen who established her own workshop in 1959 while continuing to design for the family company.

The David-Andersen company is still family-owned and producing high-quality silver items, often with enamel work.