Taken care of, the soft signs of wear are noticeable only on close inspection. The silver setting has a bright patina with no scratching and no dents or misshapen spots. The vermeil wash is bright and golden with very little thinning or wear.
The enameling is dense with a high sheen that doesn. T have any chipping or thinning. There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape. Mark See photo - Willy Winnaess for David Andersen mark. Col lector Note on scandinavian design.
Characterized by simplicity and minimalism, the modernist design movement of Nordic countries flourished during the 1950s and remains highly influential today. For jewelry, sterling silver is historically the beloved and central material for their artisanship, with Georg Jensen being a pivotal artistic figure during the early 1900s. A focus on silver enabled the creation of democratic designs possessing both functionality and beauty. Sculptural and flowing forms were embraced with colorful enameling bringing a complimentary contrast to the silvers modern sheen. Throughout history, regions have developed their own distinctive styles of jewelry with techniques that are passed down through generations.
Because each region shared the same techniques, materials, knowledge, and craftspeople, the style of each region becomes incredibly recognizable, almost like a designer. However, regional jewelry is made by different artisans, so each piece feels subtly different. For example, Austro-Hungarian jewelry is a recognizable category of jewelry, known by its style, motifs, construction, and materials. Collectors can favor regional jewelry for the clear history and distinct location that can be assigned to the piece. _gsrx_vers_1251 GS 8.2.1 (1251).The item "Vtg Norway Sterling Silver Vermeil Guilloche Enamel Willy Winnaess Necklace" is in sale since Monday, January 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Scandinavian".
The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.