The book about Scandinavian’s

Golden Era of Enamel Jewelry

from 1860 – 1960

should be available next month.

From 1860 to 1960, an era of Scandinavian enamel jewelry production flourished. Because Scandinavian enamel had extremely high technical and artistic quality, this period is called the “golden age” of enamel jewelry and thus an important era in enamel arts history.

From the late 1800's, enamel art became one of the most prestigious fields in Norway and by 1904, at the Saint Louis World’s Fair held in Missouri, USA, Norwegian enamellists received awards in enameling that surpassed their Russian counterparts. However, there was almost no information published about these award-winning master goldsmith artisans.

The book "Northern Lights" is about thirty-eight of the most prominent Scandinavian master goldsmiths and their Workshops. Each chapter contains a history of the artisans, including a photograph of the artesian, their Makers Mark(s), photographs of a selection of their enamel work and comments about the working conditions and history of the times in which they worked. The book has 342 pages and more than 500 photographs.

People have asked us what is so special about the forgotten Scandinavian enamel jewelry artisans and workshops?
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The Enamel Companies
1. Aksel Holmsen
2. Albert Scharning A/S
3. Andresen & Scheinpflug
4. A. Michelsen
5. Arne Nordlie A/S
6. Asbjørn Birkelund
7. Balle
8. Bernhard Meldahl
9. C. Berg
10. David Andersen
11. Einar Modahl
12. Georg J. Ruud
13. Gustav Gaudernack Fabrik
14. Gustav Hellstrøm
15. H.C. Østrem
16. Hroar Prydz
17. Hval & Kristiansen
18. Ivar T. Holth
19. Jensen & Aamodt
20. Johan G. Kjærland
21. John Baalerud
22. John Stamnæss A/S
23. J. Tostrup
24. K A Rasmussen
25. K. Hestenes
26. Lars Harsheim
27. Lindrup & Egner
28. Marius Hammer
29. M. & T. Olsen
30. N.A. Jørgensen
31. Nils M. Elvik
32. N.M. Thune
33. Norsk Filigransfabrikk
34. O.F. Hjortdahl
35. O. Olberg
36. Thorleif Johnsen
37. Volmer Bahner
38. W. A. Bolin
Other Enamellists