*Wiwen Nilsson 1961 Sweden Art Deco Geometric Pitcher In Solid .925 Sterling Silver
An octagonal pitcher designed by Wiwen Nilsson (1897-1974).
Beautiful and elegant Scandinavian geometric pitcher, created in Stockholm Sweden by the artist and silversmith Wiwen Nilsson, back in the 1961. This pitcher is very rare and have been crafted in the Swedish late art deco and modernism styles in solid .925/.999 sterling silver. Fitted with a sleek hinged lid on top, with a semicircular geometric handle and is finished with a delicate thin semi brushed frosted pattern.
Weight: 706.8 Grams, (453.07 Dwt).
Measurements: 254 mm by 177.8 mm by 108 mm (10 x 7 x 4.25 Inches).
Hallmarks: Stamped with Sweden royal marks, the maker's mark AN, the year of production L9 (1961) and signed in full, "WIWEN NILSSON SWEDEN STERLING L9 S A.N.".
Karl Edvin (Wiwen) Nilsson, born in 19 May 1897 in Copenhagen. He was a Swedish silversmith and jeweller for the royals. As young he learned the trade by studies and practical work for his father Ander Nilsson in Lund, he educated himself abroad in Germany between 1913 and 1914, and then later he continued more studies in 1919 and 1920. In 1927, he took over his father's business in Lund. Wiwen Nilsson made his debut with his work at the Gothenburg Exhibition in 1923 where his china coffee service was appreciated as a bold and innovative modernistic piece. Nilsson became one of the 1900s most appreciated and well known silversmiths both in Sweden and internationally. During the 1940s, he had a store in New York.
Condition: The overall condition of this pitcher is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the silver. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: D011423RTEF/20.95