KLAVENESS LINE David-ANDERSEN Sterling Enamel SetBoxed Norway Silver Fork Spoon. In its original presentation box from Norway's Klaveness Line, this vintage set features a cocktail fork and two spoons in gold-plated sterling (vermeil) and rich cobalt blue guilloche enamel, accented with black. It is by David-Andersen, the well respected Norwegian silver maker, called "the Norwegian Georg Jensen" by Christie Romero in.
The spoons and fork are beautifully crafted and the blue enamel color is stunning, with a pattern of parallel lines that runs under it lengthwise. The tips of the handles are embellished with a tulip shape and under the center petal, there are branching patterns like veins on a leaf. The two outer petals have a pattern of arching lines and the petal tip that emerges above them is in plain black enamel, for color, contrast and interest.Despite their elegant simplicity, the pieces are detailed, down to the slightly recessed horizontal band that separates the enamel shaft from the tulip, which is textured with lines that echo those in the guilloche enamel. If you look closely at the 4th photo, you may see the lines under the enamel in the shafts of the utensils. The fitted box is covered in textured paper simulating animal skin and in gold on the top, reads in one corner "With the compliments of the Klaveness Line" and in the other bears an outline of the Line's flag, centered with a "K". The inside back of the box is covered in beige silk and reads "David-Andersen" in an oval, "Carl Johans Gate 20 Oslo-Norway" above a crown and an encircled pair of scales that is one of the company's logos. The fitted bottom of the box is covered in a beige velvet-type material.
Both spoons and the fork are signed on the backs "D-A Norway Sterling 925S". The Klaveness Line was established in 1929, sailing between the US Pacific and East Asia. The company also played a part in the Royal Viking Line. The spoons measure just over 5" long and the fork is about 4-3/8" long.The box measures about 7-1/4" by 3-7/8" by just under 1-1/8 deep and has well working metal latches decorated on the top with curlicues. There is considerable tarnish on the sterling but apart from that, the serving pieces are all in Very Good / Excellent vintage condition, with just dirt and light surface scratches as expected signs of "shelf wear" over time.
There is no evidence the pieces were ever used. The box is in Very Good vintage condition with nothing more than a little surface dirt and slight wear here and there at an edge or corner.
There is black paper, textured just like that on the rest of the box, covering the hinge area that appears to, but may not, be original, mentioned only for the sake of completeness. Absolutely nothing of consequence and it presents beautifully. The set is a superb example of the fine workmanship and design that characterize the most collectible vintage Scandinavian silver. Although I doubt you will want to part with it, this vintage sterling and blue enamel David-Andersen cocktail set in its original fitted box, presented years ago by Norway's Klaveness Line, would make a terrific gift and a super addition to anyone's collection.
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