Vintage David Andersen Large Silver Red Enamel Butterfly Brooch 925 Norway

Vintage David Andersen Large Silver Red Enamel Guilloche Butterfly Brooch 925s Norway Norwegian

A beautiful Scandinavian (Norway) large butterfly brooch in solid 925s silver, with enamel overlay, by the famous firm of silversmiths David Andersen of Oslo, Norway.

Pearlescent red enamel wings and deep-black body. Lovely guilloche stripe marking detail on the wings. Back of brooch is stamped 'D-A NORWAY STERLING 925S'. There is also the David Andersen scales makers mark.

Condition is very good. Enamel all in good condition. The silver of the brooch is gold-washed, giving a lovely vintage sheen. There is some tarnish to the back of the brooch, but this could be easily cleaned off if desired.

Date is around 1950s.

Note that this largest size of David Andersen butterfly brooch I have come across . The standard ones are usually only around 30mm across. The next size up 45mm across, but this one is 53mm (2 1/8 inch) across at the widest point! Weight is 11 grams.