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David Andersen PLIQUE-A-JOUR Set Seven Spoons
Early works by the renowned Norwegian Silversmith, David Anderson, this set of silver plique-a-jour spoons include six demitasse or tea spoons, and a sugar or caddy spoon. All were originally vermeil, or gilt, but some of this finish is worn, as is visible in the photos. They all have the early trident mark, and the silver standard of 925, along with a small and unclear mark that may be an export or assay stamp. The six spoons measure 4 3/8" and the caddy spoon is 5" long, and the circular handle is 1 1/4" in diameter. Aside from some tarnish and the loss of gilding, the spoons are all in fine condition (with loss of enamel in the blue triangular section of the handle of one of the six spoons). The plique-a-jour design is finely detailed, with consistent and clear enameling, and the silver is finely crafted as well. As fine as similar work in Russia and France, David Andersen's design and craftsmanship is exceptional, and his early works are most desirable.


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