Author: Jan-Lauritz Opstad
Title: David-Andersen, 100 år i Norsk Gullsmedkunst
(David-Andersen, 100 years in Norwegian Goldsmithry)
Published by The David-Andersen firm and the Oslo Museum of Applied Art
Year of publicaton: 1976

About the book:

This rare book was published in 1976 to mark the occation of the 100 year anniversary of the David-Andrsen firm, and has been out of print since the early 80ies. It takes you on a fact filled journey into one of the most prominent companies of silver and gold artistry in Norwegian Scandinavian Design.

  • Hardcover
  • 127 pages
  • 10 by 7 5/8 inches
  • 101 illustrationes in both black/white and color
  • in depth review of the design trends/major designers works for D-A
  • all comments to the illustrationes are English and Norwegian
  • the history of the firm is in English and Norwegian
  • overview of most stamps/hallmarks/signatures used over the years
  • jewelry, cutlery and hollow-ware
  • vita/achievements of the most prominent designers of the firm
  • vita/achievements of the artists in the family running the firm since the start in 1876.
  • Among the illustrationes are the works of
  • Ivar David-Andersen
  • Thorbjorn Lie-Jorgensen
  • Guttorm Gagnes
  • Harry Sorby
  • Agnar Skrede
  • Uni David-Andersen
  • Marianne Berg
  • Bjorn Sigurd Ostern
  • Unn Tangerud
  • Erik Blom
  • Toril Bjorg
  • Arthur David-Andersen