Stunning, much sought after and massive vintage sterling silver necklace and bracelet that can also be worn as a longer necklace. Fully hallmarked Kalevala Koru, Finland 1965. Also signed "GARDBERG"
Excellent condition, faint engraving.
Length necklace short: 21.2in / 54cm
Length bracelet: 9in / 23cm
Length necklace long: 30.7in / 78cm
Weight: 6.56oz / 185gram
Bertel Gardberg (1916-2007) a well-known Scandinavian designer and is considered the father of Finnish silversmithing. He strongly believed in the creative power of handicrafts and explained how everything should come from the hands: “Between the hands and the brain lie the human heart and a love of work. We need to be faithful to the character of a material”. For his designs, Bertel Gardberg received many international awards, such as the gold and silver medals at the Milan Triennial in the 1950s and the most important award for Scandinavian industrial art, the Lunning Prize in 1961. The prize he considered the most prestigious in his career was the Goldene Ehrering ring, considered to be the Nobel Prize of gold and silversmiths. Gardberg was conferred the honorary title of Academician in 1982.