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Rare Pentti Sarpaneva Enameled Bronze Finland Surrealist Eye Brooch



Surrealist enameled bronze eye brooch made by Finnish jeweler Pentti Sarpaneva. Brooch measures 2 3/4" by 1 7/8" and is signed PS, P. Sarpaneva, Handwrought. Suitable for a man or woman. In very good vintage condition. Pentti was the older brother of the renowned glass and metal designer Timo Sarpaneva. He first studied graphic design at the Institute of Industrial Art, Finland, before taking up metalsmithing and jewelry design in his 30's. Contrary to jewelry design of the time, Pentti used direct objects from nature to create many of his pieces. The others were taken from his observations of the world around him in Finland. His childhood in the country with his blacksmith father may have also served as inspiration. Sarpaneva designed pieces for Finnish jewelry makers Kalevala Koru and Turun Hopea which are timeless and still create a strong emotional statement.


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    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good vintage condition.
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    Los Angeles, CA
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