Mid Century Norway Designs: According to Fred Rezazadeh in his Collectible Silver Jewelry Book page 123 "Some of the jewelry by major Norwegian designers was first created for Norway Design Center at Plus in Fredrikstad. Norway Design was a large shop in Oslo with a branch also in Trondheim. The company was established by Per Tannum C1958. The aim of this center was to preserve and utilize traditional Norwegian arts and crafts. In the field of jewelry, new concepts with simple modern designs were introduced at Plus executed in gold silver and pewter. The common mark for Plus is superimposed letters "ND" which appear as a thick letter "N" on the jewelry along with the + sign. This mark is then accompanied by the designer's name or initials." What the photographs do not depict is how shiny and bright the silver is with no tarnish or signs that anyone ever wore this item. It is in mint mint mint condition. The letter/number is my own inventory number.
I have been fortunate enough to acquire part of an old store stock inventory from a Norwegian woman who lived in the United States and sold Norway Plus jewelry here in the 1960's or so. She now has moved back to Norway permanently and sold her inventory stock here before she moved. What the photographs do not depict is how shiny and bright the silver is with no tarnish. The jewelry was never worn or owned by anyone and again was her store stock inventory. The pieces are in mint condition.
This wonderful modernist free form brooch or pin is from the Plus Design Center in Norway by the maker Tone Vigeland, one of Norway's most renown silversmiths. The design is sculptural and has two dimensional tiers for depth. It is signed ND Sterling /Norway/TV/ 925S. It weighs 11.3 grams, and measures about 2" long and 1 1/4" wide. It also comes with the original ND suede leather bag with the Norway Plus Design logo branded onto it.
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