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SCANDINAVIAN

AMAZING SCANDINAVIAN SILVER .925 RING BY GERT "GUSSI" THYSELL, SWEDEN

 
Vintage Scandinavian Sterling Silver Ring by Gert "Gussi" Thysell in
Malmö Sweden.

This 1966 ring features an mega faceted stone of smokey quartz
bezel-set in sterling silver. This ring is currently a U.S. size 5 1/4
(re sizable)  and will sit up 3/4" off the hand.

Mark: handsmide GT (in script) GUSSI, M in a square, triple crown, S
in hexagon, Q9 in a rectangle.
Condition: Excellent


Price: $450
e-mail: 
pcurtiss60@gmail.com

 

BENT KnUDSEN, VINTAGE MODERNIST STERLING RING

This vintage sterling silver modernist ring was created by Danish designer Bent Knudsen. It's one of those deceptively simple pieces -- two balls on looped, round wire -- that is so satisfying to the eye. Knudsen started out working as a silversmith for C. M. Cohr and, later, for Hans Hansen, and it would certainly take a master's hand to make such unadorned work look so effortless. The smooth, thick band created by the looped sterling feels wonderful when you wear it, and the two balls ride just above the fingers, so they don't get in the way if you're trying to do something (like type a description of a ring). The balls are approximately 7/16" in diameter, the band is almost 3/16" wide, and the ring is a generous size 6. There is an assortment of very small dings and surface scratches; nothing major, but if you want the perfect mirror-ball, you'll have to have it professionally polished. Buyer pays $6 shipping, handling, and insurance. Please use personal check or PayPal for payment. International buyers -- I will only ship abroad via an insured service, which can add considerably to the cost and isn't available for all destinations. Please contact me before you buy!

Price: $135.00
e-mail:  marthatcopy@gmail.com

TORIL BJORG MODERNIST ENAMELED STERLING PENDANT FOR SWINGERS

This beautiful pendant, designed by Toril Bjorg for David-Andersen in 1977, swivels to reveal an unadorned, slightly domed side. The warm, translucent brown is a great complement to the glossy black, and the exposed sterling, diverging curved stripes between the panels provide another kinetic touch. Measurements: from the top of the loop to the pendant's bottom, 2 1/8"; side to side in the center, including the outer piece,1 3/16"; the swinging oval, 1 3/16" x 15/16". The enamel is in excellent condition and there are the usual very faint surface scratches on the plain side. The silver is thick -- the piece weighs .78 troy oz on my digital scale. Enjoy!

Price: $200.00
e-mail:  marthatcopy@gmail.com

Shipping, handling, and insurance will be an additional $8; please note that that applies only to addresses in the United States. If you’re interested in this piece and live overseas, please contact me. I will not ship abroad without insurance, which would add quite a bit to the price and is not available for some countries. The best option would be for me to ship it to a friend of yours here in the States, who could forward it via the inexpensive (and lamentably uninsured) First Class International service. Please use a personal check or PayPal for payment. I do prefer a check, to avoid the PayPal fee, but it will have to clear before I ship. Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed the view.

 

Magnificent Elis Kauppi 14K Gold & Spectrolite Brooch -Mid 20th Century

According to the Online Encyclopedia of Silver marks, Elis was born in 1921 and used the anvil stamp which is present on this piece, it isalso marked 925 and Finland.  

It is 2" wide & 9/16" at the tallest part andIt weighs 2.2 grams. Gem quality Labradorite is known as Spectrolite; , it is often called black moonstone. Spectrolite is a dark and opalescent blue with a shimmer when the light hits it.

It was first discovered in Finland during WWII, and it is also called falcon's-eye. According to an Eskimo legend, the Northern Lights were once imprisoned in the rocks along the coast of Labrador. It is told thata wandering Eskimo warrior found them and was able to free most of the lights with a mighty blow of his spear. Some of the lights were still trapped within the stone, and thus we have today the beautiful mineral known as Labradorite. Labradorite has also been found in meteorite

Price: $350.00  Free shipping and insurance in the United States.International rates are in the $40.00 to $48.00
e-mail:  PortalsJewelry@aol.com   I accept paypal, Visa & MasterCard.

 

Hans Hansen Mid-20th Century Sterling Silver Cufflinks

For the discerning gentleman with a taste of style I offer these bold and stunning Mid-20th Century cufflinks by Hans Hansen of Kolding/Copenhagen Denmark.

The company opened in Kolding around 1906 and moved to Copenhagen in the late 1930's.  After the death of Hans in 1940 his son Karl Gustav, at the young age of 25 took over.  It sounds young but Karl became an apprentice at 16 to Einar Olsen and in 1934 won the highest distinction in the Danish apprenticeship system. 

They have the double H hallmark, 925S for sterling silver, and Denmark. The dimensions are 13/16 of an inch across and they are 2/16 thick and weigh 34.4 grams.  Just fantastic.

Price: $250.00  Free shipping and insurance in the United States.International rates are in the $35.00 to $47.00.
         
e-mail:  PortalsJewelry@aol.com    I accept paypal, Visa & MasterCard.
 

HANS HANSEN, DENMARK, STERLING & NIELLO BANGLE

Fabulous, 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.

Price: $355.00  Email:  mschonmodern@gmail.com

 

DAVID-ANDERSEN, THEODOR OLSENS EFTF, SALT CELLAR, PEPPER HORN, & SALT SPOON IN ORIGINAL BOX

A charming, engraved, Norwegian sterling salt cellar with cobalt blue liner in the shape of a Viking ship with sterling salt spoon and a sterling pepper horn in an original David-Andersen box; pepper horn is marked with maker's marks for Theodor Olsens Eftf and "STERLING, NORWAY;" salt cellar is marked with the same maker's mark and "STERLING, NORWAY; spoon is marked "STERLING, NORWAY;" pepper horn is about 2-1/2" tall and has a removable hat-shaped lid with a small hole in the top, there is also a small hole on the bottom of the "tail" of the horn to prevent moisture build-up; pieces are in excellent condition with a bit of patina from age; cobalt blue liner has a very tiny chip on one edge that is hard to notice unless with a loupe; the original box is 6-1/4" x 3-1/4" x 1-1/2" high; it is stamped in gold on the satin liner: "DAVID-ANDERSEN, CHARLES JOHANSGATE 20, OSLO;" box is little soiled, but in overall fine condition.

Price: $325.00  Email: mschonmodern@gmail.com

 

 

 BJORN WECKSTROM FOR LAPPONIA DIAMOND & ZOISITE 18K GOLD RING

A rare 18k gold, diamond and zoisite ring designed by Finnish master jeweler, Bjorn Weckstrom. Ring is entitled Quebec and is a size 6. It weighs 9.8 grams. Signed 750, Z7 (1977), Lapponia. In excellent condition.

 
Price: $2,450.00     

e-mail: lisa@lisacliff.com

 

AAGE WEIMAR, DENMARK, STERLING MODERNIST/BRUTALIST PENDANT

AAGE WEIMAR, who worked in Copenhagen from 1937 to 1966, made this modernist/brutalist pendant.  As far as I can tell, from looking about on the Web, this is a rare piece; his work is quite difficult to find  (which I, of course, find satisfying . . .).  What fascinates me is that Weimar created a classic pendant shape – rectangle with loop – but did it with molten, abstract, raw pieces of silver.  The effect is startling; the roughly wrought slabs of silver seem to move, as if they’re about to burst free of the frame.  The center strips arch up from the sides, giving it depth and movement. In my eyes, at least, this is not a passive piece of jewelry, and I’m finding that it rewards close viewing from all angles. 

Measurements: 2” x 1 ½”, not including the generous loop at the top, which adds another 5/8”.  Weight: 1.045 troy oz on my digital scale. 

Price:  $100.00.  Shipping, handling, and insurance will be an additional $5; please note that that applies only to addresses in the United States.  If you’re interested in this piece and live overseas, please contact me.  I will not ship abroad without insurance, which would add quite a bit to the price and is not available for some countries.  Please use a personal check or PayPal for payment.  I do prefer checks, to avoid the PayPal fee, but it will have to clear before I ship the pendant.  Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed the view. 

e-mail:  marthatcopy@gmail.com

 

 SCANDINAVIAN  OR EUROPEAN HANDMADE STERLING NECKLACE

This necklace looks to be from the 1950’s. It has an import mark to England in 1974,and RPI in a shield. on the other end it has the makers mark , which is rubbed, but looks like G? L 925. As you will see the first letter is rubbed.

Its absolutely magnificent work. It measures 16" long with the largest piece being 1 7/8" long, and tapering down to 7/8" for the smallest piece. It weighs 73.2 grams.

Price: $875.00
 

e-mail: reuven@kassai.com

 

 

RARE JANE WIBERG, DENMARK, BRUTALIST STERLING BUCKLE/BLACK BELT




This is a belt buckle from designer Jane Wiberg of Denmark, who was active in Copenhagen from 1959-1983.

The buckle is a layered amalgam of elements in brutalist style, surrounding a beautiful striated black stone--some kind of agate? The black leather belt is unsigned and doesn't appear to be original to the buckle.

Size: Buckle measures 3 1/8" x 2" at widest points, the belt will fit 281/2" to 33 1/2"

Marks: Jane Wiberg, Sterling.

Condition: Buckle retains original patina and is in good vintage condition. The large ball shape at the bottom looks dinged, though that may have been intentional. The leather belt is in funky condition and worn, but not stained and perfectly wearable.

Price: $330.00
 

e-mail: Vdebstore@aol.com

 

DANISH MODERN JACOB HULL HUGE ABSTRACT NECKLACE

Jacob Hull became famous in the early 1970s, when his work was exhibited internationally and was on sale in Illums Bolighus, the flagship retail outlet for Danish Design. He was a rolling stone, living around the country and also overseas (eg Finland). He was also a sculptor of some note, whose work was accepted at the annual Charlottenburg exhibition. Eventually he settled down on the peninsula of Djursland in Jutland, Denmark, and it was there he died in 1993, a victim of a fire at his house. He was saved from the blaze, but returned to rescue a vintage car, and did not emerge again.

Everything was hand-made at Hull's own workshop so these costume pieces are of very high quality and look more like sculptures rather than just jewelry.
Hull was very fussy about retaining his intellectual property rights, as his work was much copied. He insisted that everything leaving his workshop bore one of his stamps, J.HULL or Jacob, or Jacob Hull in script or etched initials, and it is thus likely that any unstamped piece was made without his knowledge or approval.

Hallmarks:
J. Hull in a square cartouche

Measures:
Pendant is 3 inches long and the circumference of the choker is just over
14 inches

Condition: Excellent!

Materials: Silver plated metal of some serious weight!

Price: $345.00

e-mail: katya.pereyaslavska@gmail.com

ELSE AND PAUL HUGHES STERLING CUFFLINKS 

ELSE AND PAUL HUGHES made these handsome modernist sterling silver cuff links.  There's a terrific article right here on modernsilver -- http://www.modernsilver.com/hughesarticle.htm -- that can tell you all about their remarkable, lovely work, and you'll find a picture of this design featured there; satisfying!  The front plaque is 13/16" x 1/2", and is almost 3/16" deep.  I wish I could convey the depth, the three-dimensional aspect.  You can see more pictures at
 http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w273/mptpics/Else%20and%20Paul%20Hughes%20cuff%20links/. 

Enjoy!  Please note:  If you're looking for cuff links, I also have a handsome pair by Hans Hansen listed here in the Marketplace, and I'll be happy to combine postage should you fall for both pairs. 

SOLD  Buyer pays $6 shipping, handling, and insurance.  You can use PayPal or a personal check, which would have to clear before the links are shipped.
e-mail marthapt@mindspring.com

Rare & Impressive Modernist Sterling Ring, Isaac Cohen, Sweden   

This is a large and excitingly sculptural modernist ring designed by Isaac Cohen and originally sold in his shop, Galerie 22 in Stockholm (ICO was registered in the period 1963--1965 as Galerie 22.)

The ring has an interesting organic dome shape with a cave-like indentation. Quite an eye-catcher for the person who likes bold jewelry.

Size: band size 6 3/4, face of ring measures 1 1/4" x 1 1/4"

Marks: Top of ring is marked (on back): Crown on top of S for Stockholm, 925, Sterling, Three crown mark for Sweden. (See photo--it was difficult to get a good photo of this mark).

Band is marked SWEDEN, ICO (mark for Isaac Cohen, owner of Gallerie 22); town mark for Stockholm; 830, B10 for the year 1976

Condition: Very good vintage condition, the usual light surface scratches. Slightly tarnished it could take a brighter shine if buyer desires.


Price: $275.00

e-mail: Vdebstore@aol.com

Vintage KALEVALA KORU PENDANT; Ancient Design; Silver Plate; FINLAND

The design of this vintage KALEVALA KORU PENDANT intrigued me no end, so I wrote to them (yes, they're still going strong in Finland) and asked about it.  They said this piece was in production around 1940 -1970 and "the model is from Suotniemi in Käkisalmi 1050 - 1150/1300 A.D. (during the time of crusades)."  Fantastic.  The pendant is so heavily silver-plated that the former owner said that it tested as sterling, but the lack of sterling hallmarks made me assume that it is actually silver plate, and that was confirmed by KK.  The solid center piece is 2 1/8" square, the dangles are 1 1/4" long, and the wrapped piece at the top, which connects to a wrapped ring, is about 1 3/16" long and just over 1/4" wide.  This pendant gleams beautifully, and as you can see, there are lots of raised features on it, all of which catch the light.  The chain, which has nicely patterned links, is 24" long and has no silver marks.  It's a stunning piece, and when I looked online, I couldn't find another one.  Enjoy!  

SOLD  Buyer pays $5 shipping, handling, and insurance. Please use PayPal.

e-mail marthapt@mindspring.com

 

Vintage DAVID-ANDERSEN Earrings; "SPRING"; Enameled Sterling w/GW

These lovely sterling silver DAVID-ANDERSEN EARRINGS are from the Four Seasons series designed for D-A by Thorbjorn Lie-Jorgensen in 1959, and they represent "Spring."  They're 7/8" x 9/16", and all of the silver that isn't enameled is covered in a lush gold plating.  If you look at the close-up, you'll see that the background of each section has been stamped with different patterns -- the more you look, the more there is to appreciate.  The earrings are in excellent condition, from the gold to the enameling to the springy clipbacks.  Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed the view.

SOLD Buyer pays $5 shipping, handling, and insurance. Please use PayPal.

e-mail marthapt@mindspring.com

 

 

HANS HANSEN, DENMARK, STERLING & SMOKEY TOPAZ CUFFLINKS

Exquisite modern design cufflinks by Hans Hansen, Denmark. The stones are smoky topaz and simply beautiful, slightly rounded on top, and have a circular opening at that back so light shines through the stones--a stunning effect!
 
They are 9/16" square, the silver sides (which are almost 1/16" thick) are 1/4" high and the stone goes up almost 1/8" above the silver.  The little moat around the stones is just under 1/16" wide.  The stones are just under 3/8" square, they have the tiniest bit of a dome to them -- not totally flat -- and the corners are smoothed down, not sharp; no scratches on the top. 
 
 Price: $285.00 Buyer pays $6 shipping, handling, and insurance; you can use either a personal check or PayPal. 

International buyer must use PayPal only, and I'll ship by Priority Mail International, fully insured, which will probably add about $25 to the price.  

e-mail marthapt@mindspring.com

CHRISTOPHER BURGER RING FOR LAPPONIA

Fully hallmarked.  It is called 'Twig' and is a size L, 51/2 (16mm diameter).

Price: $265.00 

email Anne Wooldridge:  
anne.wooldridge@hotmail.co.uk
GEORG JENSEN 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.

Price: $385.00  Email:  mschonmodern@gmail.com\

 

 

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