This gorgeous old dish is by David-Andersen of Oslo, Norway. Made of sterling silver with a gold vermeil wash, it is finished on the inside with vitreous glass (kiln-fired) enamel in a lovely shade of powder blue. The translucent enamel is applied over a finely textured guilloche surface, accentuated around the rim with a band of basse-taille rose blossoms.
Measuring 2 1/8" diameter, this dainty little tray is in excellent condition, with just normal traces of shelf wear on the bottom. The enamel is perfect. The piece is clearly marked "925S" along with the early David-Andersen maker's mark of silversmith tools. The dish comes in its original retail box from London high-end shop Heming & Co. Ltd, in business from 1912. It may have been originally designed as an open salt cellar or as a pin tray for an elegant lady's vanity.
Item ID: 04091302
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