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MODERNIST JEWELRY, 1930-1960
The Wearable Art Movement

FORM & FUNCTION
American Modernist Jewelry, 1940 - 1970
 

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J. Tostrup was founded in 1832 in Oslo, Norway. In the 19th Century they were known for their beautiful "champleve" and "plique a jour" enamels. Grete Prytz Kittlesen designed for J. Tostrup in the 1940s and 1950s. She was the great-granddaughter of Torolf Prytz who was the company's production manager at the turn of the century.  She occupies a prominent place in the history of Norwegian enameling on precious metals.  From the 1940s and throughout the 20th century, her innovative approach led this art in a new and rewarding direction. Her designs are sought after by collectors for their unique form of modernism. Kittlesen died in 2010.

TOSTRUP, NORWAY, ENAMEL ON STERLING FLOWER PIN

A beautiful, large enamel on sterling pin by Tostrup, Norway; soft blue enamels on vermeil; about 2-1/4" x 2"; marked: 'STERLING, J TOSTRUP, NORWAY; C-catch, pin is fine condition with untouched patina and no chips or cracks in the enamel.

$195.00 (item #SAS001)

TOSTRUP, NORWAY, ENAMEL ON STERLING ABSTRACT BUTTERFLY PIN

Enamel on sterling modernist butterfly pin designed by Grete Prytz Kittlesen for Tostrup, Norway, c. 1950s; about 1-1/2" x 1-3/8"; fine condition with no cracks or chips to the enamel; marked: "STERLING, J. TOSTRUP, NORWAY."

$195.00 (item #SMS040)

Goldsmith, David Andersen founded his company in 1876 in Oslo, Norway.  By 1888, due to the fine quality of the items produced, he was able to expand his workshop and retail outlets.  After his death in 1901, his son, Arthur Andersen introduced the very popular enamel lines so well-know to David-Andersen collectors.  Throughout the years, the David-Andersen company has produced beautiful, finely crafted in many styles through the brilliance of its excellent design staff.

DAVID-ANDERSEN ENAMEL AND STERLING PIN

Great modern design; matte cloisonné' enamel and silver; approximately 2-1/2" x 3/4"; marked: "D-A, 925S, NORWAY, STERLING," and scales stamp; nice patina, this pin is probably from 1950s or 1960s; fine condition.

$325.00 (item #S136)

DAVID-ANDERSEN FOUR SEASONS PIN "SPRING"

David-Andersen basse-taille enamel on sterling four seasons pin --"Spring"; approximately 1-1/4" x 1-5/8"; marked: "D-A, 925S, NORWAY-STERLING," and scales stamp; nice patina, safety catch is missing the center section, otherwise fine condition.

SOLD (item #S137)

DAVID-ANDERSEN, NORWAY, STERLING CUFFLINKS

David-Andersen, Norway, sterling modern design cufflinks; each is about 1-1/8" x 3/8"; marked: "DA" (over scales stamp), STERLING, NORWAY, 925S;" some light surface wear, otherwise fine condition.

$155.00 (item #S141)

NORWEGIAN STERLING SALT & PEPPER SET IN ORIGINAL DAVID-ANDERSEN BOX

A charming sterling Viking ship-shaped salt lined with cobalt glass, salt spoon, and Viking horn pepper shaker with marks for Norwegian silversmith Magnus Aase; in original box marked for David-Andersen; pepper shaker is about 2-1/2" tall, Viking ship salt is about 3-1/2" long x 1-3/4" high, spoon is 2-1/2" long; each piece is marked: "STERLING, NORWAY" and maker's mark for Magnus Aase; box is printed on the inside with the David-Andersen double scales stamp and "DAVID-ANDERSEN, CARL JOHANSGATE 20 OSLO, NORWAY;" one minute (almost impossible to see) chip on the cobalt glass, otherwise fine condition.

$350.00 (item #HPS100)  NEW!

Niels Erik From was born in Denmark in 1908 and trained as a silversmith. He opened a shop in 1931 from which he also sold some of his designs, but the N.E.From smithy is first registered in Nakskov in 1944. His son-in-law Hilmer Jensen joined the management team in 1960, and took over the firm in 1986 after Niels Erik's death. The company closed few years later.

There are two distinct styles in the From production. The sinewy foliage and floral pieces were designed by Niels Erik From and characterise the early years of production, whereas the bold modernist pieces were introduced by another designer in the 1960s.

Information taken directly from: http://www.scandinaviansilver.co.uk/name_show/11

NIELS ERIK FROM STERLING & MALACHITE PIN

A lovely, early pin by Niels Erik From; sterling with malachite; about 1-1/4" diameter; marked: "STERLING, DENMARK, N.E. FROM;" great patina, fine condition.

$225.00 (item #HPS081) 

NIELS ERIK FROM STERLING & AMBER PENDANT

Beautiful, early Niels Erik From sterling pendant with a deep (almost cherry) amber and original chain; pendant is slightly less than 1" diameter and hangs down about 1-1/2" from an original 18" chain; pendant is marked: "STERLING, DENMARK, N.E. FROM;" fine condition.

SOLD (item #HPS075)

Anna Greta Eker designed for PLUS, the Applied Arts Center of Fredrikstad, Norway, during the mid 20th century. Her jewelry is modernist in design and her surfaces are often hammered. Her work for PLUS is popular among collectors.

ANNA GRETA EKER STERLING &  PENDANT WITH NECKRING

Iconic design, sterling and wooden disks pendant with original sterling neckring by Anna Greta Eker; pendant is about 6" long; inside diameter of neckring is about 4-3/4" (fits fairly small neck); marked: "N D (for Norway design), STERLING, NORWAY, AGE, + (for Plus, Norway), 925S;" nice patina, fine condition.

SOLD (item #S135)

Hans Hansen (1884-1940) opened his workshop in Kolding, Denmark in 1906.  His early work was mostly hollowware, though he began producing jewelry   when his son, Karl Gustav, at the age of 18, designed a collection of jewelry that was called the "Future" line.  The company continued to produce highly modern, functionalist jewelry throughout the mid 20th century, designed by incredibly talented people such as Bent Gabrielsen and Bent Knudsen.

Hans Hansen pieces are usually of fine quality and are widely collected

HANS HANSEN, DENMARK, STERLING CUFFLINKS WITH LAPIS

A classically modern pair of sterling cufflinks with lapis by Hans Hansen, Denmark; each substantial 5/8" square is about 1/4" high and encloses a cube of blue lapis; each is marked "HaH, 925S, DENMARK;" fine condition.

$350.00 (item #SMMJ007)NEW!

HANS HANSEN, DENMARK, STERLING & NIELLO BANGLE

 Hans Hansen, Denmark; sterling and niello bangle; superb quality; about 8" around the outside; inside diameter approximately 2-1/2"; marked: "Hans Hansen (in script), 925S, DENMARK, 201;" fine condition.

$355.00 (item #HPS082) 

HANS HANSEN SCULPTURAL STERLING RING WITH BLUE SPHERE

Great modern design sterling ring by Hans Hansen, Denmark with hanging blue stone sphere; about size 6-1/2;  top is about 3/4' square; marked: "HaH, 925S, DENMARK;" light surface wear, otherwise fine condition.

SOLD (item #CJS002)

HANS HANSEN STERLING PIN

Hans Hansen, Denmark modernist sterling pin; approximately 3" x 5/8"; marked: "Hans Hansen" (in script), DEMARK, 925S, 113;" some light surface wear, otherwise fine condition.

$285.00 (item #S110)

Silversmith, George Jensen (1866-1935) founded his company in 1904 in Copenhagen.  Because of his astute business skills and excellent sense of design, he experienced success early-on and, by 1910, the year that he won a gold medal at the Brussels Expo, he was already exporting his jewelry to London and Paris.

His early work was in the skonvirke style, often in high relief with moonstones, lapis, amber, coral, garnet, etc.  The company continued after Jensen's death and produced jewelry in many different styles by some of the best Scandinavian designers. 

The name "Georg Jensen" in synonymous with quality and jewelry from every decade is highly collectible.

VINTAGE, 1915-1930, GEORG JENSEN STERLING CUFFLINKS, 61A

An iconic pair of Georg Jensen sterling cufflinks, #61A, c.1915-1930; each plaque is about 5/8" x 3/8" with chain between; cufflinks are marked "GI" (in dotted circle, "925, STERLING, DENMARK;" fine condition. 

These cufflinks are pictured in "Georg Jensen, A Tradition of Splendid Silver" by Janet Drucker, pg. 69

$325.00 (item #SMMJ003) NEW!

GEORG JENSEN STERLING SILVER BANGLE #372

Georg Jensen sterling bangle #372, most likely by Nanna Ditzel, though I am having trouble getting information regarding this design--must be quite rare; inside diameter length is slightly under 2-3/4, inside diameter across is about 2-1/4"; marked: "925S, GEORG JENSEN (in dotted oval), 372;" light surface wear, otherwise fine condition.

$675.00 (item #SMB100) NEW!

GEORG JENSEN STERLING EARRINGS & PIN DESIGNED BY HENNING KOPPEL

A beautiful sterling pin and earrings designed by Henning Koppel in the late 1940s for Georg Jensen; brooch is about 1-7/8" x 1-1/2"; screwback earrings are each about 1-1/4" x 3/4"; brooch is marked: "GEORG JENSEN (in dotted oval), STERLING, DENMARK, 321" and earrings are marked the same, but with a different design number: "118;" all have very light surface wear, but are in great condition and are of excellent quality.

$595.00 (item #KKS025)  

GEORG JENSEN #251 STERLING DOLPHIN PIN BY ARNO MALINOWSKI

Beautiful Georg Jensen sterling pin #251 with dolphins, designed by Arno Malinowski; about 1-1/2" x 1-1/4"; great patina; marked: "GI (in dotted oval) GEORG JENSEN (in dotted oval) , 925, STERLING, DENMARK, 251;" very light surface wear, otherwise fine condition with good patina; the mark on this piece is probably transitional because there are two--the "GI" was used early, from 1915 to 1930 and the other mark was used later. 

SOLD (item #SMS030)

GEORG JENSEN #309 STERLING BIRD PIN BY ARNO MALINOWSKI

A lovely, c. 1940s, sterling bird pin designed by Arno Malinowski for Georg Jensen, Demark; this design is harder to find than others by Malinowski;  about 2" x 1-3/4"; fine condition with a wonderful, soft patina; marked: "GEORG JENSEN (in dotted oval), 925S, DENMARK, 309."

$275.00 (item #RKS001)

GEORG JENSEN EARRINGS DESIGNED BY NANNA DITZEL

Georg Jensen sterling earrings #131, designed by Nanna Ditzel; about 1-1/2" x 1"; marked: "GEORG JENSEN (in dotted oval, 925S, DANMARK, 131;" clip-backs; some significant fine surface wear that gives the earrings a lovely soft patina; otherwise fine condition.

$225.00 (item #MNS002)

GEORG JENSEN STERLING TULIP PIN

Georg Jensen sterling tulip pin; size about 1-7/8" X 1-3/8"; safety catch; stamped with maker's mark: "GEORG JENSEN (in dotted oval), STERLING, DENMARK; 100, C;" beautiful soft patina, fine condition.

$385.00 (item #HPS004)

GEORG JENSEN STERLING DOVE BROOCH

Georg Jensen sterling dove brooch; about 1-7/8" X 1-7/8"; stamped: "GEORG JENSEN" (in dotted oval), 925 S, DENMARK, 123;" nice patina, fine condition.

$395.00 (item #HPS005)

GEORG JENSEN CUFFLINKS

George Jensen sterling cufflinks; c. 1950s; size about 7/8" diameter;  stamped: "GEORGE JENSEN" in dotted circles and "STERLING DENMARK 60 A;" bar on one of the links is slightly curved, but can be easily straightened or worn as is; otherwise fine condition.

$195.00 (item #KAR002)
VINTAGE GEORG JENSEN STERLING BRACELET

Beautiful vintage Georg Jensen sterling bracelet, #70, c. 1930s-40s; about 7-3/4" long x 1/2" wide; marked with G"J (in rectanglar box)925.S, STERLING, DENMARK, 70;" light surface wear on the flat panels (that could be polished out), otherwise fine condition.

$1,200.00 (item #HP030)
GEORG JENSEN, DENMARK STERLING RING

Beautiful subtle modern design sterling ring by George Jensen, Denmark; hexagon shaped; about size 8 1/2; ring top is about 3/4" in diameter x 1/4" thick; marked; "GEORGE JENSEN (in dotted oval), 925S, Denmark, 183;" some very light surface wear, otherwise fine condition.

SOLD (item #S574)

GEORG JENSEN STERLING BUBBLE RING WITH BLACK ENAMEL

Very cool Georg Jensen sterling bubble ring with black enamel indentation; just slightly larger than size 5; oval bubble is about 1-5/8" long x 1-1/4" wide x 3/4" high; some bright spots inside the enamel indentation that may or may not be original--where the silver shows through, making it look like tiny stars in a dark sky; some light surface wear, otherwise fine condition; marked "GEORG JENSEN" (in dotted oval); "925S, DENMARK, 441."

SOLD (item #S0100)

GEORG JENSEN STERLING ACORN PATTERN BOTTLE OPENER

Sterling, acorn pattern bottle opener by Georg Jensen, Denmark, about 4-1/2" long; opener part is stainless steal and is marked: "STAINLESS STEAL, GEORG  JENSEN, DENMARK" and the handle is marked "GEORG JENSEN" (in dotted oval) and "STERLING, DENMARK;" some very light surface wear, otherwise fine condition.

$195.00 (item #KARJ001)  

GEORG JENSEN STERLING ACORN PATTERN STERLING & RED ENAMEL SALTS DESIGNED BY JOHAN RHODE

Sterling and red enamel acorn-pattern salts by Georg Jensen, Denmark, designed by Johan Rhode; each is about 2-3/8" wide (including the handle) x 9/16" high; each is marked: "GEORG JENSEN (in dotted oval), STERLING, DENMARK, 62, DESIGN" and "JR" (in dotted oval) for designer John Rhode; one is in fine condition and the other has two small spots on either side of the bowl where the enamel has been "dinged" (this could be repaired).

$395.00 pair (item #KARJ002)  

GEORG JENSEN STERLING ACORN PATTERN SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS

Georg Jensen sterling acorn pattern salt and pepper shakers; each is about 1-3/4" high; each is marked: "GEORG JENSEN (in dotted oval), STERLING, DENMARK, 432B;" very light surface wear, otherwise fine condition.

SOLD pair (item #KARJ003)  

SIX GEORG JENSEN STERLING ACORN PATTERN DEMITASSE SPOONS

Six Georg Jensen sterling acorn pattern demitasse spoons; each is about 3-7/8" long and is marked: "GEORG JENSEN (in dotted oval), STERLING, DENMARK, 432B;" light surface wear, otherwise fine condition.

$225.00 for six spoons (item #KARJ04)  

Bent Kundsen (b. 1924) worked for the Hans Hansen workshop until from 1946 to 1956, and then opened his own workshop in Kolding, Denmark.  His work is beautiful, modernist, and minimalist and is widely collected.

STERLING BRACELET BY BENT KNUDSEN

Sterling link bracelet by Bent Knudsen; beautiful, wearable design; about 7-1/4 long; marked: "STERLING, DENMARK, BENT K, ©, 265;" fine condition.

$850.00 (item #SCJ009)

Anton Michelsen (1809-77) opened his shop in 1941 in Denmark. His firm obtained early recognition for the quality of its output and, for several generations, the firm was the leading producer of gold and silver objects in Denmark with significant influence on Danish jewelry design. Many excellent and famous designers worked for the company throughout the years. A Michelsen jewelry is known for superb design and quality.

A. MICHELSEN DENMARK STERLING CUFF

Classic, early A. Michelsen sterling cuff; inside diameter approximately 2-1/4", opening is slightly less than 1"; marked: "AM (under crown stamp within a triangle), STERLING, DENMARK;" fine condition.

$295.00 (item #S702)

A. MICHELSEN / ROYAL COPENHAGEN STERLING & GLAZED PORCELAIN RING

Large deep blue-glazed Royal Copenhagen porcelain ring on sterling silver by A. Michelsen, Demark; saucer-shaped top diameter is about 1-1/8" and sits up about 1/8" from the band; ring is approximately size 7-1/2; marked with the Royal Copenhagen mark, 925S, DANMARK, and A. Michelsen stamp; fine condition with no chips or cracks in the porcelain.

$450.00 (item #S583)

Danish designer, Andreas Mikkelsen (b.1928) worked with the Georg Jensen company in the 1950s. He later became head of sales, head of production and product development and even rose to the post of managing director.

He also worked independently and with other designers and, in the late 1980s, designed jewelry for the Georg Jensen company.

ANDREAS MIKKELSEN, DENMARK, STERLING, GOLD WASH RING WITH TOURMALINES

Rare and beautiful, Andreas Mikkelsen sterling and gold wash ring with green tourmalines; design attributed to Willy Herman Jacob Kromar; about size7-1/4; marked: "A. MIK, 925, S, DENMARK, DESIGN, WKr;" and "9;" light wear, otherwise fine condition.

 $650.00  (item #SCJ013)

The Scholtz & Lammel firm was founded in Idar-Oberstein (Germany), a town primarily known for gem-cutting. Designer Sigrid Gottstein created geometric designs for pendants, rings with adjustable shanks, link bracelets, and cufflinks. Until recently, the "S" in a circle maker's mark was assumed to belong to Karl Schibenski. We now know that he was a goldsmith who worked in Idar, but never designed matte enamel. Scholtz & Lammel paper tags proclaimed  (in German,) "fire enamel, veritable hand-crafted." Sometimes, but not always, the "S" in circle mark was found on the clear enamel base. Bracelets were either rigid bangles or hinged segments.  From: French vs. Germany, Modernist Enamel Jewelry, 1930 - 1970, MODERN SILVER magazine, 2007.

This wonderful, matte enamel jewelry is widely collected.

SHOLTZ & LAMMEL BLUE ENAMEL CUFFLINKS

Sholtz and Lammel matte, cloisonné enamel cufflinks in shades of blue; great abstract design, c. 1960s; I'm unsure of the type of metal--looks like silver but there are no marks so I'm assuming it is not sterling; each is about 3/4" square; marked with "S" (in a circle) fro Sholtz & Lammel, Germany; fine condition with no chips or crazing.

SOLD (item #SMS027)

Thor Selzer (b. 1925) is an important Danish modernist who made his name in the 1960s.  His well designed work in silver and gold is widely collected.

THOR SELZER STERLING & EBONY PIN

Wonderful, sleek sterling pin by Thor Selzer with what appears to be ebony; about 2-1/4" long x 3/8" wide; marked: "DESIGN, ?? THOR SELZER; STERLING, DENMARK, 39;" fine condition.

$250.00 (item #S715)

Rey Urban studied at the Swedish Royal College of Arts, Crafts and Design in the1950s. He was awarded was awarded his master certificate as a silversmith in 1955, and his work has been shown in exhibitions in Sweden, Denmark and other countries.  Urban's pieces are beautifully designed, miniature sculptures to wear.

REY URBAN, SCULPTURAL MODERNIST CUFFLINKS

A highly sculptural, three-dimensional pair of textured sterling cufflinks by Rey Urban, Denmark; each sectioned circle is about 1" diameter x 1/2" high; each is marked: "A. FAUSING, 925 STERLING, DENMARK," and "Rey Urban" (in script); fine condition. stunning pair of sterling and chrysoprase, hand wrought cufflinks by the Kalo workshop; each is about 7/8" x 5/8"; each is marked: "HAND WROUGHT, STERLING, KALO; fine condition.

$425.00 (item #SMMJ008) NEW!

REY URBAN, BIOMORPHIC STERLING BROOCH

Rey Urban, Denmark, biomorphic, sterling brooch; about 1-5/8" x 1-3/4"; marked: A. FAUSING, DENMARK, 925 STERLING," and "Rey Urban," (in script); some surface wear, otherwise fine condition.

$275.00 (item #CJS003)

REY URBAN, SCULPTURAL STERLING PIN/PENDANT

Rey Urban, Denmark, highly sculptural 3-dimensional sterling pin/pendant; about 1-3/4" x 1-1/2"; marked:  "A. FAUSING, 925 STERLING, DENMARK, Rey Urban," (in script); nice patina; fine condition.

$325.00 (item #SCJ004)

REY URBAN GEOMETRIC STERLING PIN/PENDANT

Rey Urban, Denmark, geometric, 3-dimensional, sterling pin/pendant; about 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"; marked: "A. FAUSING, 925 STERLING, DENMARK, Rey Urban," (in script); and "N;" nice patina; fine condition.

$325.00 (item #SCJ005)

REY URBAN SCULPTURAL STERLING PIN/PENDANT

Rey Urban, Denmark, sculptural, sterling pin/pendant; about 1-1/2" x 1-3/8"; marked: A. FAUSING, 925 STERLING, DENMARK, Rey Urban," (in script); and "W;" nice patina; fine condition.

$325.00 (item #SCJ006)

REY URBAN SCULPTURAL STERLING PIN/PENDANT

Rey Urban, Denmark, sculptural, sterling pin/pendant; about 2-1/4" x 1-1/8"; marked: A. FAUSING, 925 STERLING, DENMARK, Rey Urban," (in script); nice patina; fine condition.

$325.00 (item #SCJ007)

REY URBAN STERLING ABSTRACT PIN / PENDENT

Rey Urban three dimensional abstract sterling pin/pendent; approximately 2" x 1-1'2"; marked: "A. FAUSING, 925, STERLING, DENMARK, Ray Urban;" pin with safety catch and hook for chain or collar; fine condition.

SOLD (item #S122)

Model wearing Bjorn Weckstrom bracelet and "Space Apple" necklace - see below

Bjorn Weckstrom is an internationally recognized sculptor/jeweler.  He won the  Lunning Prize in 1968.  His "sculptural jewelry plays with volumes and surfaces, alternating the light reflections on shiny and matt silver." One of his space series pieces, a necklace titled "Planetary Valleys" was worn by Princess Leila in  the 1977 "Star Wars" movie. Weckstrom's work has been featured in museum shows in many countries.  His gold pieces are also extraordinary--he returns the gold to the look of raw nuggets.  Each piece is a miniature sculpture, an art form within itself.

For more information on Bjorn Weckstrom see: http://www.modernsilver.com/weckstrom.html

BJORN WECKSTROM STERLING PIN, LABYRINTH, 1984

Bjorn Weckstrom sterling pin, "Labyrinth;" about 1-1/2" x 1-3/4"; marked: "925" (between scales), Finnish heart stamp, Lapponia stamp, "925, G8" (for 1984), "LAPPONIA;" fine condition.

$365.00 (item #BJS013) NEW!

BJORN WECKSTROM STERLING & PERSPEX RING; "DARINA," 1975

Bjorn Weckstrom sterling ring with purple Perspex, titled "Darina"; about size 6 (though it's open so adjusts to a larger size); marked: with Finnish heart stamp, Lapponia stamp, "925, X7" (for 1975), "LAPPONIA;" fine condition.

$450.00 (item #JCS050) NEW!

BJORN WECKSTROM STERLING RING, "MASK OF GONDA," 1999

Bjorn Weckstrom sterling ring, "Mask of Gonda;" top part is about 2" long, ring is about size 8; marked: with Finnish heart stamp, Lapponia stamp, "925, X8" (for 1999), "LAPPONIA;" fine condition.

$350.00 (item #S050) NEW!

BJORN WECKSTROM, 1970S STERLING RING

Great, chunky, space series sterling ring by Bjorn Weckstrom, I believe that it is a variation of his Sirene design, created in 1970; about size 7; top is about 3/4" x 5/8"; marked with Lapponia stamp, "925," Finnish heart stamp, U7, (for 1973), "STERLING, FINLAND, LAPPONIA, BJORN;" a little irregularity in patina (typical for Weckstrom rings of this period), otherwise fine condition.

$325.00 (item #SMS025)  

BJORN WECKSTROM STERLING BRACELET, "SILVER SAILS"

Very hard to find Bjorn Weckstrom sterling bracelet titled "Silver Sails;" about 7-1/2" long x 1-3/8" wide; marked with the Lapponia stamp, "925," Finnish crown stamp, Turku stamp, "U7 (for 1973), STERLING, FINLAND, LAPPONIA, BJORN;" some irregularity to the patina, otherwise fine condition.

$1,200.00 (item #CJS005)

BJORN WECKSTROM STERLING BRACELET, KANG'S CHAIN

Fabulous design by Bjorn Weckstrom, c. 1972, sterling bracelet, titled Kang's Chain, about  8" around when closed; great hidden clasp design; marked with Lapponia stamp, "925H," Finnish crown stamp, Turku stamp, "T7 (for 1972), FINLAND, LAPPONIA, BJORN;" fine condition.

$1,500.00 (item #SCJ002)

BJORN WECKSTROM STERLING BRACELET, SATURNIAN SPHERE

Sterling bracelet by Bjorn Weckstrom, Saturnian Sphere, designed in 1969; about 7-1/2" around the interior when closed; each linked section is about 1/2" diameter; marked with Lapponia stamp, "925," Finnish crown stamp, Turku stamp, "U7 (for 1973), FINLAND, LAPPONIA, BJORN;" fine condition.

$1,200.00 (item #SCJ003)

BJORN WECKSTROM 14K GOLD PIN/PENDANT

Rare, Bjorn Weckstrom, 14K gold pin/pendant; rugged, naturalistic design; trombone catch for pin, bale folds down when used as a brooch; 1-5/8" x 1-1/2"; marked with the Lapponia stamp, "585," Finnish crown stamp, Turku stamp, "T7" (for 1972), FINLAND, BJORN;" fine condition.

In this piece, and others like it, Weckstrom returns the gold to the look of raw nuggets.  Each piece is a miniature sculpture, an art form within itself.

$2,750.00 (item #SCJ008)

BJORN WECKSTROM "FOUR WINDS" 14K GOLD RING

An incredibly beautiful 14K gold ring by Bjorn Weckstrom, "Four Winds", c. 1973;  highly sculptural band and setting with four pearls, one blue and three white that sit on gold stems like lilies; about size 7-1/2" ; top section is approximately 5/8" x 3/4"; marked with Lapponia stamp, "585,"(for 14K gold), Finnish crown stamp, "U7 (for 1973), LAPPONIA, BJORN;" fine condition.

SOLD (item #SCJ014)

BJORN WECKSTROM "STRANGER IN LO" STERLING PIN

Weckstrom sterling pin titled "Stranger In Lo", designed 1969; approximately 1-7/8" x 1-1/2"; marked: "BW, 925H, R7 (for 1970) ,STERLING, FINLAND" and Finnish crown stamp; fine condition. 

$465.00 (item #SM009)

EARLY BJORN WECKSTROM STERLING BROOCH - 1963

A very early and rare Bjorn Weckstrom sterling brooch, c. 1963; about 1-3/4" x 1-5/8"; marked with the Finnish crown stamp, "915H," Helsinki boat stamp, "K7" (for 1963), and "WECKSTROM;" appears to have some gold wash; tube hinge and C-catch; fine condition.

$650.00 (item #S711)
BJORN WECKSTROM 14K GOLD BRACELET

Gorgeous 14K gold bracelet by Bjorn Weckstrom; about 7-3/4" long x 7/8" wide; marked with Lapponia stamp, "585" (for 14K gold), Finnish crown stamp, "U7" (for 1973), "LAPPONIA, BJORN, FINLAND;" some light surface wear, and safety chain may be missing, or never attached; otherwise fine condition.

SOLD (item #S102)

BJORN WECKSTROM 14K GOLD PENDANT WITH AQUAMARINES

Rare, beautiful 14K gold pendant; a slight variation on his pendant titled "Whirlwind" (designed 1965) with what I believe are two faceted aquamarines; pendant with bail is approximately 2-1/4" long; chain is about 17" long overall; marked with Lapponia stamp, "585" (for 14K gold), Finnish crown stamp, boat stamp (for Helsinki), "T7" (for 1972), "LAPPONIA, BJORN, FINLAND;" also inscribed: "Valioasu;" fine condition.

HOLD (item #S103)

BJORN WECKSTROM 14K GOLD BRACELET

Stunning 14K gold bracelet by Bjorn Weckstrom; about 7-1/8" long x 3/8" wide; marked with Lapponia stamp, "585"(for 14K gold), Finnish crown stamp, "X8" (for 1999), "LAPPONIA;" fine condition.

 SOLD (item #S104)

BJORN WECKSTROM 14K GOLD RING, "TOURMALINE RIVER"

Bjorn Weckstrom 14K gold ring with column of deep green tourmaline crystal, titled "Tourmaline River"; slightly smaller than size 8; top is approximately 1" x 5/8"; marked with Lapponia stamp, "585"(for 14K gold), Finnish crown stamp, "Z7" (for 1977), "LAPPONIA;" appears to have been sized (line is evident inside the band and two tiny spots of solder remain on the outside of the band), otherwise fine condition.

$2,575.00 (item #S105)

BJORN WECKSTROM 1969 14K GOLD & CRYSTAL BROOCH

Very rare and early 14k gold and square, faceted crystal brooch by Bjorn Weckstrom, c. 1969; about 1-1/2" x 1-1/8"; marked with Lapponia stamp, "585" (for 14K gold), Finnish crown stamp, Helsinki boat stamp, Q7" (for 1969), "FINLAND;" fine condition.

$3,600.00 (item #S705)
 BJORN WECKSTROM 14K GOLD & FACETED QUARTZ PIN

Rare, early (1967) Bjorn Weckstrom 14K gold pin with beautifully faceted smoky quartz; about 1-1/2" x 1-3/8"; marked with conjoined maker's mark that I have not seen before--looks like "PWA" (perhaps this was a collaboration between Weckstrom and his early partner Pekka Anttila); also marked "585" (for 14K), Finnish crown stamp, Helsinki boat stamp, and "O7" (for 1967); fine condition.

$2,860.00 (item #S712)
LAPPONIA 14K GOLD RING

Great 14k gold ring by Lapponia; slightly under size 7; band is about 1/4" wide at the front; marked with Finnish heart stamp, Lapponia stamp, "585" (for 14K), "R8" (for 1994), "LAPPONIA"; fine condition.

SOLD (item #S594)

BJORN WECKSTROM 14K GOLD PENDANT WITH RAW DIAMOND

Stunning 14k gold necklace with raw diamond by Bjorn Weckstrom, ca. 1971; pendant section is about 2" x 1-3/8" x 1/2" deep; segmented link chain is about 20" overall; marked with Lapponia stamp, "585," (for 14k gold), Helsinki boat stamp, "FINLAND, BW"; fine condition.

SOLD (item #S588)

BJORN WECKSTROM STERLING PENDANT, "SPACE APPLE"

Bjorn Weckstrom heart-shaped pendant with original chain titled "Space Apple", designed in 1975; sterling and acrylic; pendant is approximately 2" long x 1-1/2" wide; sterling chain is about 28" long; marked: "925," Finnish heart stamp, Lapponia stamp, "925, V8 (for 1998),"LAPPONIA and BW;" fine condition.

SOLD (item #S140)

BJORN WECKSTROM STERLING RING

Bjorn Weckstrom sterling ring, Sagitta, designed 1972; top is about 7/8" x 5/8"; ring is approximately size 7 but is open on the side for slight adjustment; marked with Finnish heart stamp, Lapponia stamp, "925, X7, (for 1975), LAPPONIA;" fine condition.

$350.00 (item #S124)

EARLY BJORN WECKSTROM PENDANT, "CREATURE NO. 5"

Fabulous Bjorn Weckstrom pendant; ca. 1973; titled "Creature No. 5" ; sterling silver and acrylic; pendant is about 2-3/4" long x 2-1/4" wide; chain is approximately 28" overall; pendant is marked with Lapponia stamp, "925" Finnish crown stamp, "U7" (for 1973), STERLING, FINLAND; LAPPONIA, BJORN;" fine condition.

$1,500.00 (item S590#)

"KOHOUTEK," STERLING & ACRYLIC RING BY BJORN WECKSTROM

"Kohoutek; sterling and acrylic ring by Bjorn Weckstrom, originally created in 1973--this one made in 2000; largest section of the ring is about 1-5/8" x 1"; ring is about size 7-1/2--is open so allows for flexibility; marked: "925", Finnish crown stamp, Lapponia stamp, "Y8 (for 2000), 925, LAPPONIA" and "BW" (for Bjorn Weckstrom); fine condition.

$725.00  (item #S571)

BJORN WECKSTROM BRONZE PIN / PENDANT, "INTERNATIONAL ARMS"

Bronze pin / pendant by Bjorn Weckstrom titled "International Arms" ca. 1971; about 2-3/8" x 1-3/4"; marked: "LAPPONIA, BW, FINLAND; has pin findings and also bails for hanging as a pendant; fine condition.

$535.00 (item #S556)

BJORN WECKSTROM FLAME BRONZE CUFF

It is hard to find items in flame bronze by Weckstrom because he produced them for only a short period of time in the early 1970s; I believe this cuff is titled "Krupp" but am not positive; band is about 1-1/8" at the widest, most sculptural end; inside diameter of the cuff is approximately 2-1/2" and the opening is about 7/8" with quite a lot of "give" so the cuff could fit a fairly large wrist; marked: "LAPPONIA, BJORN, FINLAND;" patina is spotty, due to the lacquer, otherwise fine condition.

 $650.00 (item #C567)

RARE EARLY BJORN WECKSTROM STERLING RING WITH ACRYLIC "JARRA'S HELMET"

Bjorn Weckstrom sterling ring with acrylic "Jarra's Helmet"; c. 1974; about size 7; top is 1-1/4" high; marked with the Lapponia stamp, "825", Finnish crown stamp, "FINLAND, LAPPONIA, BJORN"; excellent condition.

SOLD (item #S145)

BJORN WECKSTROM "UNIK" GOBLET FOR NUUTAJARVI

Bjorn Weckstrom hand-blown "Unik" glass goblet; bubbly copper-colored glass foot and ankle surmounted by clear glass cup with white swirls; about 7" high; incised on bottom: "Bjorn Weckstrom, Nuutajarvi, Notsjo, Finland; excellent condition.

$765.00 (item #G011)

BJORN WECKSTROM, "MONOLITH," STERLING PENDANT WITH ACRYLIC DROP

Stunning Bjorn Weckstrom sterling pendant with acrylic drop titled "Monolith" ; pendant is approximately 2" x 1-1/2"; chain is about 27" overall; pendant is marked "925" between scales, Finnish crown stamp, Lapponia stamp; "X8" (for 1999), and "LAPPONIA;" excellent condition.

$850.00 (item #S561)

LAPPONIA STERLING RING BY CHRISTOPHE BURGER

Lapponia sterling ring by Christophe Burger; front is approximately 2-3/4" x 1/2"; about size 6; marked: "925," Finnish heart stamp, Lapponia stamp, "S8" (for 1995), "LAPPONIA;" some loss to lacquered finish, otherwise fine condition.

$265.00 (item #S115)

Kurt Eric Christoffersen began his life in 1926, near Ringsted Denmark.  He studied goldsmithing at the Copenhagen firm of A. Michelsen, jewelers to the Royal Danish Court.  He later graduated from the Academy of Arts and Crafts of Denmark and  received the coveted Silver medal for Excellence from the Danish Gold and Silversmith's Guild.  After the war, In 1949, Kurt returned to the United States where he worked for Shreve, Crump, and Low.

He found time to create his own pieces, which he exhibited in libraries and other venues around the Boston area. His work was noticed by a representative of The International Silver Company and he became associated with them.
In an 18th century Colonial house in Meriden, Connecticut, Kurt worked with the International Sterling Craft Associates under the sponsorship of the International Silver Company.

An International Sterling Craft Associates catalog contains two sections, one titled "La Paglia Designed" and the other "Christoffersen Designed."

The section titled "Christoffersen Designed" includes this paragraph:

 "A unique collection of sterling jewelry exquisitely wrought by the art of a master silversmith...masterpieces of sophisticated contemporary originality designed with a timeless beauty. Created with care and in a limited number, this collection includes handsome tailored accessories for ladies and men...in matched sets or individual pieces, with wide range of appeal, from whimsical conversation pieces to the timeless beauty of Nature

In 1965, he went to Peru and Bolivia under the auspices of the U.S. Agency for International Development in order to help local producers sell their work in silver. He returned to Denmark where he died in 1981.

Taken from "Christoffersen Designed, Danish/American Silversmith Kurt Eric Christoffersen", MODERN SILVER magazine Feb./March, 2005.

KURT ERIC CHRISTOFFERSON STERLING CUFFLINKS

A wonderful, substantial pair of sterling cufflinks by Danish designer, Kurt Eric Christoffersen; about 1" diameter; stamped: "INTERNATIONAL STERLING;" and in script, "Christoffersen Designed;" fine condition.

SOLD (item #SMS025)
KURT ERIC CHRISTOFFERSEN STERLING COMEDY/TRAGEDY PIN FOR INTERNATIONAL SILVER

One of my favorite designs by Kurt Eric Christoffersen--a comedy/tragedy pin in sterling silver, c. 1950s; about 2-3/4" x 1"; marked: "INTERNATIONAL STERLING,  Christoffersen Designed;" fine condition; great quality.

 SOLD (item #SMS026)

Wiwen Nilsson (1897-1974) was considered one of the most outstanding modernist metalsmiths in Sweden during his lifetime.  He was appointed court jeweler in Sweden after winning a gold metal in Paris for his silverwork.  His workshop was in the city of Lund, where he employed a out thirty craftsmen who created his designs in metals, stones, and enamels.  His work is highly valued and widely collected throughout Scandinavia and the world.

Read more about Nilsson in European Designer Jewelry by Ginger Moro.

WIWEN NILSSON, SWEDEN, FOUR STERLING LIQUORS, c. 1963

Four beautiful sterling silver liquors by Wiwen Nilsson, Sweden; each is about 2-1/2" high x 2-1/4" diameter; each is marked: "Wiwen Nilsson (in script), AN," stamp for the city of Lund, "N9" (for 1963), "STERLING, SWEDEN," triple crown stamp and "S" in a hexagon; some stubborn tarnish and some light surface ware, otherwise fine condition.

SOLD (item #SMS010)  

Other beautiful, handcrafted and designer Scandinavian jewelry & hollowware

UWE HELMUTH MOLTKE STERLING & LAPIS NECKPIECE AND BRACELET

Great modern design sterling and lapis neckpiece and bracelet by Danish designer Uwe Helmuth Moltke; probably c. 1960s; The pieces are substantial—original, heavy gauge sterling neckring is about 16" around; pendant is approximately 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" wide; inside diameter of the pin-type closure bracelet is about 2-1/4" (side to side) and slightly under 2" (back to front); pendant is marked: "925S, UM, DANMARK, 839;" light surface wear, otherwise fine condition.

$850.00 (set) (item #CJS102) NEW!

ØYSTEIN BALLE ENAMEL ON STERLING PIN

Striking, colorful, enamel on sterling pin by Øystein Balle, Norway; about 1-3/4" x 1-1/4"; marked: "BALLE, 925S;" fine condition.

$250.00 (item #HPS083) 

AARIKKA, FINLAND, ARTICULATED RED BIRCH WOOD & METAL PENDANT & EARRINGS

Striking, red birch bead necklace and earrings by Aarikka, Finland; 32" red birch wood bead chain with solje-like 4-1/2" articulated pendant; red birch wood earrings are each 1-1/4" long, including wires; all is in fine condition.

$250.00 (item #HPS084) 
AARIKKA, FINLAND RED WOODEN BEADS PARURE

Satiny red, wooden round beads make up this exceptional parure by Aarikka, Finland; bid necklace has 15 rows of beads, ranging from 1" long 5-1/4" long; small beads at the top are about 3/8" diameter, all the others are about 1/4" diameter; overall length of chain is about 19"; disk at the end of the chain is marked: "AARIKKA, MADE IN FINLAND."

Ring has five, large wooden beads (about 5/8" diameter) in a sort of star shape with one bead in the center; band is adjustable and is marked: "AARIKKA, MADE IN FINLAND;" fine condition.

Screwback earrings each have 12 graduated beads ranging from 5/16" to 5/8" diameter; no marks; fine condition.

$325.00 (item #WSS001)

1970S MOD FINNISH RING BY PEKKA PIEKÄINEN

Mod Finnish ring by Pekka Piekäinen;  about 6-1/4 to 6-1/2 (depending on which way it is put on finger), and about 1-1/2" long x 1" wide; marked with an eagle in a square (for Auran Kultaseppä Oy), Finnish heart stamp, "925," Turku stamp, "V7" (1974), two stylized "P's" (for Pekka Piekäinen), and "FINLAND;" shows very light surface wear, otherwise fine condition.

SOLD (item #CJS001)

MATTI HYVARINEN LARGE STERLING RING

Large, Weckstrom-like sterling ring by Finnish designer Matti Hyvarinen for Sirokoru Ky, Finland, c. 1975; about size 7, can be adjusted smaller or larger; front section is about 1-3/8" x 1"; marked: "MJH, 925," Turku stamp, "X7 (for 1975), SIROKORU, MADE IN FINLAND" some irregularity to the patina, otherwise fine condition

$250.00 (item #CJS004)

SWEDISH STERLING CANDLESTICKS

Swedish sterling candlesticks; about 5" diameter x 4-3/4" high; marked: "PǺ 50 - ǺRSDAGEN, 19 13/6 58; 830S," maker's mark, "38", Swedish triple crown mark, and "S" (in a hexagon), some light surface wear, otherwise fine condition with a lovely, soft patina; bases are weighted.

$365.00 (item #HPS001)
WILLY BECK TEAK JEWELRY CHEST

Handcrafted, teak jewelry chest, pegged and beautifully designed by mid 20th century Danish designers Ejnar Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen; inside has adjustable slats for various sized sections; about 12-1/4 x 11-1/2" x 3-3/4" high in back, tapering to 2-3/8" high in front; label on back reads: "Willy Beck, Snedkermester, Classensgade 25A, Kbhvn. Ø." and also stamped on label: "MADE IN DENMARK;" most likely this piece had a mirror at one time that has been removed; otherwise fine condition with lovely soft patina.

$335.00 (item #HPS002)

EILA KARSIKAS, FINLAND,STERLING BROOCH WITH CARNELIANS

Dynamic three-dimensional handmade sterling brooch with carnelians by Finnish jeweler, Eila Karsikas; approximately 1-6/8" x 2"; marked: "EILA KARSIKAS, STERLING;" safety catch; fine condition.

$225.00 (item #S718)
DANISH MODERNIST STERLING PIN & EARRINGS SET

Danish sterling pin and earrings in modernist design similar to those of Henning Koppel; pin is about 3" x 1" (at the widest point); screwback earrings are each approximately 1-1/4" x 1/2"; pin is marked: "HK, 925S" (possibly for Copenhagen silversmith Hanne Kaufmann); fine condition.

$325.00 (item #S130)

1970S FACETED CRYSTAL AND STERLING BRACELET BY VALO-KORU, FINLAND

Sleek, modern sterling hinged bangle with large faceted crystal by Valo-Koru, Turku, Finland; band varies from almost 1" wide to 1/2" wide; inside diameter is about 1-1/4"; hinged clasp makes the bangle very easy to put on and take off; crystal section is approximately 2-1/4" long and tapers from about 1" wide to 1/2" wide; crystal has a fairly significant chip on one side of the narrow end (about 3/16" x 1/4"); otherwise fine condition; bangle is marked with half sun mark (for Valo-Koru), "925," Turku stamp, "V7" (for 1974), "MADE IN FINLAND."

$475.00 (item #S584)
1961 STERLING AND QUARTZ PIN/PENDANT BY HELGE NARSAKKA FOR KAUNIS KORU, FINLAND

Substantial, handcrafted, modernist Finnish pin/pendant by Helge Narsakka for Kaunis Koru, ca. 1961; approximately 2-1/4" diameter; three bezel-set quartz stones (possibly very light rose quartz--have a very slight pinkish cast); pin with safety catch and bail for chain; marked: "HN" conjoined (bench mark), Finnish crown stamp, "916H" (for silver content), "LI" (for town of Lahti), "H7" (for 1961), and "KASITYO" (handcrafted), and "KK" (back to back for Kaunus Koru;" some light surface wear, otherwise fine condition with beautiful patina.

$395.00 (item #S563)

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