David Andersen vintage silver jewelry
Norwegian jeweler David Andersen is the founder of the eponymous jewelry company based in Oslo. Andersen founded the company in 1876, in the city of Christiania (now called Oslo). Soon he expanded his production and began to make decorations and kitchen accessories, for example, cutlery and tongs. Besides, the best Norwegian designers worked with Andersen. In particular, Bjorn Sgurd Oster, Sinnove Korsson, Milli Beherns, Konrad Mejus, Nora Gulbrandsen and others. His works sometimes appear at various auctions and in private collections. Noteworthy, the company worked only with silver, and enamel. Also, all products have always had markings with the name of the brand – David Andersen.
This Scandinavian company still produces high-quality silver items with an elegant design, often with beautiful enamel work.
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David Andersen vintage silver jewelry
Percz Janos jewelry art
Born in Budapest in 1920, Percz Janos studied at the Hungarian School of Fine Arts (1940–1946). In addition, he studied painting and graphic design under the guidance of such famous masters as Varga Nandor, Loiosh, Bori Yeno, Sidley Ferenc, and others. Janos began his career as a graphic artist, but already at that time several of his wood carved works became well known.
Between 1948-1960, he taught art design at the school of design and at the same time began to master metal work.
In the 1960s, Perz Janos showed himself as a pioneer of Hungarian metal jewelry art. So, he revised the boundaries of the use of metal structures from the point of view of art, developed it, and changed attitude to sculpture. The gallery of his works is extensive – jewelry, vases, candlesticks, ashtrays, masks, wall applications and more. All products testify to liberated and expressive imagination, and a mature approach to shaping.
Signed CR Dunetz costume jewelry
Modernist and abstract, the design of Dunetz jewelry is somewhat reminiscent of paintings made in the style of surrealism and cubism. According to Celiane (born in 1947) and Ronald Dunetz (born 13 November 1950), they are more between painting and jewelry.
Traditionally, the creative duo of a husband and wife, Ronald and Celiane Dunetz made gorgeous jewelry decorations using cloisonne enamel of bright colors. Also, jewelers made products combining metals in one item, for example 22 and 24 kt gold with sterling silver with an addition of semi-precious gemstones. Rarely found in the jewelry market, these decorations have signature of artists “CR Dunetz” on the back side, as well as “sterling” and / or 22k.
Undoubtedly, jewelry pieces created by Florida based designers Celiane and Ronald Dunetz is of museum quality, rare and collectible.
Signed Cellini sterling silver jewelry
The brand Cellini appeared more than a hundred years ago, founded in 1914 as The Cellini Shop. Succeeded by Cellini Craft in 1934, early Cellini products, especially those done by the Mulholland brothers, were very accomplished and mainly Scandinavian in design. In 1957 the Randahl Company purchased Cellini Craft, partly to acquire its metalsmiths. Traditionally, they produced Argental items. However, in 1965 Randahl died, and the company was immediately sold to Reed & Barton.
Reed & Barton – a company producing silver and silver-plated household items, established in 1824 in Taunton (Massachusetts, USA). The founders of the company are designers Henry J. Reed and Charles I. Burton. Along with jewelry, the company produced cutlery and services, elegant vases, caskets, stylish photo frames and much more.
Signed PAM vintage costume jewelry
A wonderful Balinese Dancer with a fan and a magnificent headdress decorated with crystals and pearls – the rarest collectible brooch signed PAM. Noteworthy, the brooch is mentioned in Warman’s Jewelry: Fine & Costume Jewelry guides by Kathy Flood and Classic American Costume Jewelry by Jacqueline Rehmann. The American jewelry company PAM existed from the 1950s to the 1960s, and the items marked PAM are collectible rarities. Unfortunately, there is very limited information on the company.
According to their costume decorations, the PAM designers traditionally used jewelry alloy of gold and silver tone, enamel, lucite, crystals and aurora borealis rhinestones.
St Labre vintage costume jewelry
The history of St. Labre jewelry began in 1960, when two New Yorkers Leo Dohn Senior and Emmett Hoffmann founded their jewelry company in Ashland, on a Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. Jewellery Manufactory St. Labre existed until 1976, so jewelry of this company is not very common. Despite the fact that the brand existed for a rather short period, the products of this company are easily recognizable. Thus, a distinctive feature of this brand was the obligatory presence of artificial turquoise in all costume jewelry. In addition, the craftsmen used rhinestones, crystals, stone chips, gilding and enamel of different colors. Also, the masters of this company used a bijouterie alloy in appearance resembling tin. Traditionally, all products have marking “St. Labre” on the back side.
American jeweler Fran Mar vintage brooches
Unusual vintage design of brooches, charms, lockets and pendants – work by US jeweler Fran Mar. She created a series of costume decorations titled Moppets. In addition to jewelry, she created dishes, figurines, kitchen textiles – all with the image of children. The design is special and recognizable no matter signed or not. Some items have stamps Fran Mar and the year of production, while others go with tags and boxes.
The tags have the inscription “Moppets symbolic of love, friendship, sincerity, and happiness”. Traditionally, brooches are mini-sculptures with the smallest detail, made of metal, plastic resin, jewelry alloy and colored enamels. Noteworthy, the date of manufacture of all these decorations cover a short period from 1970 to 1973.