Scandinavian Jewelry Maker’s Marks

Aarikka, Kaija
Finland
1929-

Specialties

  • Manufacturer
  • Trained in fashion and textiles.

1950

  • Began to make jewelry.
  • Specialized in wood & metal designs.
Andersen, David
Norway
e.1878

Specialties

  • Enameled Silver Jewelry
  • Much of their jewelry was exported around the world.

Founder

  • David Anderson
  • Arthur Anderson took over the company and added the hypen.

Late 19th century

  • Experimented with Enamel on silver.

1952

  • Ivar David Anderson Took over as head of the company.

Desigers

Auran Kultaseppä Oy
Finland

Specialties

  • Second oldest silver factory in Finland.
  • Jewelry & silver manufacturers.

1972-1975

Barve, Olov
Stockholm
Sweden
(1930 - )

Specialties

Bernadotte, Sigvard
Sweden
1907-2002

Specialties

  • Son of the King of Sweden & brother of the queen mother of Denmark.

Designer for

  • Georg Jensen
  • First non-Danish designer for Jensen.
  • Known for clean lines of form.
Bolin, W.A.
Stockholm
Sweden
e.1845

W.A. Bolin

Specialties

  • Jewelers
  • Goldsmiths
  • Charles Bolin of Sweden moved to St. Petersburg and married the daughter of a jeweler, entering the jewelry business.

1845

  • Charles & Henrik Bolin founded a firm in St. Petersburg (and later, Moscow).

1851

  • Entered jewelry in the Great Exhibition.
  • Became jewelers to the Russian Imperial Court.

1916

  • King Gustav V of Sweden requested that William Bolin open a branch in Stockholm.
  • Stocked the new location with goods from the now closed German Branch.

1917

  • Inventory and company records lost as a result of the Russian Revolution.

 

Christoffersen, Erling
Fredrikstad
Norway
e. 1932

Specialties

  • Leader of the PLUS Applied Arts Center of Fredrikstad, Norway.
  • Married to Anna Greta Eker
Dahlquist, Inga-Britt
Stockholm
Sweden
(1924 -1996)

Specialties

  • Had a jewelry workshop in Stockholm with Olov Barve.

Designer for

David-Andersen, Uni
Norway

Specialties

 

Eker, Anna Greta
Norway
(1928- )

Specialties

  • Designed for PLUS – Applied Arts Center of Fredrikstad, Norway (c.1958-1970s)
  • Modernist designs often hammered.