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. By 1888, Andersen was able to expand his workshop into a steam powered plant and a second retail location was opened in Oslo in 1892. David Andersen died in 1901 and his son, Arthur Andersen, 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, he introduced the use of enameling on the company's gold and silver jewelry and holloware. The new line was so successful that enamelled jewelry has become nearly synonymous with the David-Andersen name. The firm has always remained a family business and is now run by members of the fourth generation, Uni and Jon David-Andersen.

The company has kept pace with changing times and artistic trends, they have produced beautiful and finely crafted jewelry and objects in the styles of; Naturalism, Dragestil (Dragonstyle), Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Art Moderne, and Modernism.

Designer marks used by David-Andersen:

NV.B.D-ABen (Benedicte) David-Andersen1960's, UNI's workshop

INV.B.S.Ø Bjørn Sigurd Østern1961-85

NV.ESTHER  Esther Helén Slagsvold1994-97

INV.G.G  Guttorm Gagnes (Kristiansen)1950-62

INV.G.K  Guttorm Kristiansen (Gagnes)1927-49

INV.H.S  Harry Sørby1929-70's

INV.I.D-AIvar David-Andersen1927-70's

NV.I.H  Ingjerd Hanevold1992

K.J.Otteren  Karl Jørgen Otteren19

INV.K.M  Konrad Mehus1990's

INV.L.S.R  Liv Solnør Rogan1970's- UNI's workshop

INV.M.B   Marianne Berg1964-2002 UNI's workshop

INV.M.B  Millie Behrens1992-2001

nora g.  Nora Gulbrandsen1958-62

INV.S.K  Synnøve Korssjøen1990's-2001

INV.SOL Solfrid Simensen 1984-2002 UNI's workshop

INV.T.L-J  Torbjørn Lie-Jørgensen1927-61

UNI   Uni David-Andersen1959-2001 UNI's workshop


Shop David-Andersen jewlery: https://tniklassongallery.com/search?q=david+andersen

Bjørn Sigurd Østern for David Andersen Amazonite Pendant 1964 "Ship of Good Fortune"Unn Tangerund for David Andersen 1960-1970s. Enamel Pendant.

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