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David Andersen sterling silver Pendant Necklace on Kupitaan Kulta Neck ring

on Feb 17, 2020 in Necklaces, US/European

Vintage sterling silver three-part articulated David Andersen pendant in a minimalist rendition of an ancient Norse design, this piece came to my possession with the understanding that it was a David Andersen set since it was accompanied by its sterling neck ring. So I brought it home and it stayed with me for a while until, after I photographed it to list it, I realized that the neck ring bears, in fact, the signature of Kupitaan Kulta and is Finnish instead of Norwegian. Much more difficult to find, Kupitaan Kulta neck rings look so much like their D-A counterparts yet, at least this one, does not have the hand-hammered finish Andersen examples usually have. I thought long and hard on whether I should separate the two but in the end opted for keeping the set together. After all, it seems to have been a very successful marriage; both pieces are Scandinavian, of the same period, in the same style and by makers who are considered to be the creme-de-la-creme in their respective traditions…

 

Size/Weight: neck ring is a wearable 16″ long (including the 1/2″ gap; adjustable); pendant adds a 3 1/5″ drop and has a width of 1 1/2″; 29.0 grams (for the set on a postal scale; pendant alone is 15.0 grams)

Hallmarks / Date: both pieces are fully hallmarked as shown with the pendant signed “DAVID-ANDERSEN” and “NORWAY STERLING 925S” while the neck ring bears Kupitaan Kulta’s logo as well as signed “925S FINLAND”; 1960s-70s

Condition: excellent vintage with that captivating Scandinavian minimalism, great patina, very slick and quite elegant, with no damage and no repairs noted

 

Inv.#14834

 

Offered at $500.00

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