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Silver & Enamel Cocktail Shaker by David Andersen

Silver & Enamel Cocktail Shaker by David Andersen Vintage  Mid-Century Modernist %%alt5%% %%alt6%%
Not a cocktail shaker, a work of art by master Norwegian goldsmith's, David Andersen certainly a rare and important piece of holloware for the David Andersen devotee or advanced barware collector.

We have never seen a cocktail shaker by this artist or any cocktail shaker covered in guilloche enamel it could possibly have been commissioned piece dating to the 1950's.

The shaker is made from solid sterling silver and is fully marked on the underside and signed by David Andersen, Norway.

The elegant modernist shape is engine turned and in turn showcased by the glossy golden yellow enamel, all without damage. The lid once removed acts as a cup.

Museum quality in superb condition measuring approximately 4" max. in diameter x 9" tall.


The David Andersen company is a fourth generation family owned business.
David Andersen (1843 -1901) was the son of a Norwegian tenant farmer.
At 19 he became an apprentice to a Silversmith in Oslo where he studied enamelling
technique. These were incorporated into designs made for English firms in London.
During 1876, Andersen opened his own goldsmith workshop in Christiania (Oslo.) He
became one of Norway's most renowned and celebrated silversmiths. In 1899 his firm
had 121 employees, 29 of which were women. By the time of his death in 1901 his Oslo
workshop was producing flatware, holloware, and jewellery which was exhibited at
International Expos in Europe.

Since the 1920s many fine contemporary designers have worked for the David Andersen firm.
including the modernist designer Harry Sorby from 1929 to 1970. He produced jewellery with
inexpensive stones in elegant modernist settings. Bjorn Sigurd Ostern was employed from 1961
to 1985 and designed some very original pieces in the 60's inlcuding his 1966 graceful harp
pendant . This had delicate ribs of silver over aqua enamel. Marianne Berg who predominantly
worked with geometric shapes was employed as a designer at the firm from 1964 to 2002. Her
silver and enamel troll and knipling range was produced for David Andersen in the sixties.

Norwegians, including members of the royal family, have traditionally relied on David-Andersen for gifts to commemorate milestones like confirmations and weddings.

Item: 43210
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Date c.1950s  Retro Antiques Material Silver Origin Norwegian Maker David Andersen Item code as584a3265 / 43210 Status For Sale

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