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Posted 2 years ago

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Dear fellow CW friends! I have eventually come around to posting something... I have seen all your nice things and been inspired. Thankyou!

I have recently bought this silver and enamel necklace that I try to find some ideas about era and origin about, if possible. I haven´t been able to solv it myself but hope someone here will know or be willing to share ideas.

I haven´t been able to find any marks but it´s silver and enamel. The details looks handmade and somewhat old, as the tubehinge on the back of the bow and the spring ring (it has no spring, you have to manually close it). The patern that is underneath the enamel, best shown on the bow, I have seen on russian enamel jewelry put maybe that´s not a clue.

The necklace is 20 cm long, the ten enamel rods are each about 1,5 cm long and the bow is 3 cm x 1,5 cm. There are eight silver cubes in the chain inbetween the rods.

The necklace needs some cleaning and attention, I know :) I will see to it when I have red up on how to clean enamel.

Lots of thanks! Happy New year by the way!

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  1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 2 years ago
    There is a tiny stamp on the clasp area - on that bit sticking out. I see it in the last photo. You will be able to read it once the silver is cleaned up.

    Beautiful necklace!
  2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Efesgirl I'm sorry but there is no mark, only some stripes on each side, probably to give a better grip. (I have also cleaned it before I answered you) :)
  3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Thankyou Efesgirl for kind words and love.
  4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Thanks to Kyratango, Aura, mikelv85 and Freiheit for loving my necklace.
  5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
    I love the enamelling on this Necklace, probably art Nouveau, it's a shame there are no marks. Could be Scandinavian. I shall have a look on the web.
  6. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
    Hi Elisabethan, the person I'm looking at is David Andersen, he did very similar enamel work, but I haven't found a necklace which is similar to this. It's a start, I would look at is work and see what you think.
  7. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    It is a very pretty buy!
    I would situe this guilloche enamel necklace around 1910/1920, for cleaning, a lukewarm water with dish soap bathing will do the job!
  8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Thankyou for taking an interest and searching for me, the Company David Andersen was founded in 1876 and the son Arthur took over around 1901 so you Peasejean and Kyra can both be right. I have looked around but haven´t found a similar necklace that´s why I was uncertain it was from Scandinavia. Thanks again for taking the time.
  9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Thanks for love also Peasejean, Manikin, Sklo42 and Vetraio50 !!!!
  10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Thankyou jscott and caperkid for love!
  11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Thankyou racer4you!
  12. Newtimes Newtimes, 2 years ago
    Ahhh this is beautiful! The guilloche work and color re
    Inds me of my silver egg I posted here some days ago. Think it could also be scandinavian. The small detail on pic 3 reminds me on the work of Jacob Bengel...its not his style overall, but this detail makes me think thirties indeed.
  13. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    Lovely necklace and many great comments from our friends!
  14. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Thankyou Newtimes, what an interesting and good observation of you. Me, like yourself don't think this is Bengel but the details like the cylinders and the cubes gives hints to Art deco. Cubes, squares, cirkles and such geometric forms became important symbols in design in the 20's. But the romantic feeling in this piece with the skyblue enamel and silver blinded me a bit from seing those in this one. The tubehinge on the back made me think it was older. Thanks for helping me see that. So now I think this could be from 1920 - 30's, probably before the war. I'm still not sure this is norweigan because I don't recognize the pattern under the enamel, but that might be the case. I'll have a look again at your sweet enamel egg.
  15. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    I had a look again Newtimes, Yes your egg has a nicer - in my opinion - pattern under the enamel.
  16. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Thankyou Valentino :) yes great and interesting coments from our friends.
  17. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Thankyou so much for loving this post Newtimes, Valentino and Rick55.
  18. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Sean, thankyou!
  19. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    Your very welcome Elisabethan!
  20. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Thankyou very much kerry10456!
  21. themuse themuse, 2 years ago
    I like the idea of it being from Denmark or Norway as well. I have a signed early piece from Aksel Holmsen with the tube hinge dating to the 1930s, so they may have used them for a longer period of time
  22. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    You're right about that, I also have a brooch by that maker and that company where founded in 1932 if I remember corectly. So even though norweigan pieces seldom are dated we can know in that case. In the case of this necklace it was no just the tubehinge but the whole piece and how it was made that gave me the feeling it was older. But 1930's or later can't be roled out. Thankyou for your nice comment and help. It would be lovely to see your Axel Holmsen brooch posted on CW :)
  23. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Thankyou bladerunner!
  24. themuse themuse, 2 years ago
    OK, Ill put it up. Its just a small little lace type pin but the enamel is gorgeous
  25. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Wonderful themuse, thankyou I have seen it.
  26. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Thankyou Nicefice!
  27. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Thankyou Manikin!
  28. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Thankyou Trey and rucklczglass!
  29. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    Thankyou everyone for ideas and answers. I just can't tell just yet the age and origin of this even if I belive we are close. I'll keep the question open just a little longer incase someone knows of the maker. But thankyou from my heart.

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