David Andersen (1843 - 1901) was a Norwegian goldsmith, silversmith and the founder of the David-Andersen jewellery company. He was born in Ostre Toten, Norway, and began his apprenticeship in goldsmithing in 1859 with Jacob Tostrup, a renowned Norwegian jeweller. In 1876, Andersen established his own goldsmith workshop in Oslo. He quickly became known for his high-quality jewellery, which was often decorated with enamel. Andersen also designed and produced silverware, tableware, and other decorative objects.
Andersen's jewellery was inspired by a variety of sources, including Norwegian folk art, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco. He was also influenced by the work of other European jewellers, such as René Lalique and Georges Fouquet. Andersen's jewellery was often characterized by its delicate designs and its use of precious metals and stones.
Andersen's jewellery was popular with both Norwegian and international customers. He exhibited his work at major international exhibitions, more...
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