Marianne Berg amazonite pendant and torque, David-Andersen, Norway

Marianne Berg amazonite pendant and torque, David-Andersen, Norway

Code: J507


W: 5cm (2")H: 5.5cm (2.2")

£395.00 plus postage Approx $500.63, €462.53, ¥79000

Marianne Berg 'Marianne's Heart' pendant set with amazonite cabochon and neck ring. The pendant was designed in 1964 as part of the first Troll Series of jewellery, known as the Stone Series.

The pendant is marked with the designer's initials M.B., D-A, scales, Norway, Sterling and is in excellent vintage condition. The torque appears to be by a different maker and is 830 continental grade silver.

Marianne Berg (1935 - ), a modernist designer who predominately worked with geometric shapes worked with David-Andersen 1964-2002.

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.