Sculptural Sterling Silver Pendant by Tapio Wirkkala

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Sculptural sterling silver pendant necklace, designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Nils Westerback Oy, Finland, circa 1971. Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark and touchmarks to reverse: [NW 925H Assay Marks for Finland T7]. Literature: Tapio Wirkkala: Eye, Hand, Thought, Saarela, ppg. 192, 371. The pendant itself measures 2 5/8" in diameter, the chain measures 17" length. Inspired by space travel and op art, Wirkkala designed this beautiful pendant titled "Hopeakuu" or "Silver Moon". The rings of the pendant are all free moving, creating a stunning mobile effect. An outstanding holiday gift for your favorite modernist. This piece currently retains it's warm original patina. If you would prefer it polished, we can hand polish it at no additional charge.
Details
Creator
Tapio Wirkkala (Designer)
Of the Period
Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin
Finland
Date of Manufacture
1970s
Period
1970-1979
Materials and Techniques
Sterling Silver
Condition
Good. Very good original condition. Minor surface scratches and wear. This piece currently retains it's warm original patina. If you would prefer it polished, we can hand polish it at no additional charge..
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
2.63 in. H
7 cm H
Diameter
2.63
Dealer Location
Atlanta, GA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU87186099043
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