About Norwegian Silver Maker Einar Modahl

Einar Modahl, a distinguished Norwegian silversmith, began his career in the early 20th century, apprenticing under prominent jewelry makers Clement Berg and Marius Hammer. In 1920, Modahl established his own workshop, later adding a partner Odd Frisch, a former associate of the prestigious David Andersen Company.

The frm was noted as a forerunner in modernist jewelry design and excelling in the Guilloche technique—a sophisticated method of engraving intricate, repetitive patterns on metal, subsequently enameled to create vibrant, captivating designs. 

Modahl's journey in the realm of silversmithing continued until his death in 1951. Despite his passing, his legacy endured through the continued operation of his company, which operated until 1987. Throughout its existence, the Modahl brand was synonymous with exceptional craftsmanship and a distinct style that married traditional Norwegian elements with modernist flair, leaving an indelible mark on the world of fine jewelry.