The book about Scandinavian’s

Golden Era of Enamel Jewelry

from 1880 – 1960

is soon available.

In Scandinavia from 1880 to 1960, an era of Scandinavian enamel jewelry art flourished. Scandinavian enamel was of extremely high technical and artistic quality. This period is a “golden age” for the enamellists who did enamel work and thus an important phase in enamel jeweler's art's history. From the late 1800's on, enamel art became one of the most prestigious fields in Norway, and by 1904, at the world’s fair, Norway had received awards in enameling surpassing their Russian counterparts. But there was almost no information available about these artisans. Who were the Scandinavian master enamel artisans? Our book is about 38 of the master goldsmith workshops who created enamel jewelry and the items they created during 1880 to 1960. Each chapter contains a brief history of the artisans, including a photograph, nearly 20 photographs of a selection of their enamel work and maker marks used to sign their pieces.



Northern Lights Contents

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