Wonderful modernist sterling silver torque necklace. Fully hallmarked and signed for renowned Atlejé Stigbert for Waldemar Jonsson, Sweden 1974.
Size: inside measurements: 4.52 x 4.17in / 11.5 x 10.6cm (small to medium female neck size)
Width front: 24mm
Weight: 1.73oz / 49gram
Ateljé Stigbert is one of the best known producers of Swedish modernist and mid century jewelry. The style is mostly variations of plant motifs on brooches, bracelets and necklaces, but there are also strictly geometric and abstract pieces. Ateljé Stigbert was founded by the goldsmith Stig Engelbert in the early 1940's. Like several other Swedish goldsmiths of the time, amongst whom Sigurd Persson is the most prominent, Stig Engelbert had got his education in Germany, mainly at 'Kunstgewerbeschule' in Pforzheim. The Ateljé was organized as a modern branch within the older company 'Heribert Engelbert', and therefor the early pieces had two sets of maker's marks, that of the Ateljé and that of the company. From 1946 to the mid 1950s Sigurd Persson joined Stig Engelbert and designed models for serial production at Ateljé Stigbert. He started off with leafs and plants, and moved on to more abstract models. The greatest success was a collection of 'modular jewelry' from 1953 named 'Bowl and Cube'.