BJORN WECKSTROM STUDIO 1967 MODERNISM TOURMALINE 18 KT KUKKIVA MUURI NECKLACE
BJORN WECKSTROM STUDIO 1967 MODERNISM TOURMALINE 18 KT KUKKIVA MUURI NECKLACE
BJORN WECKSTROM STUDIO 1967 MODERNISM TOURMALINE 18 KT KUKKIVA MUURI NECKLACE
BJORN WECKSTROM STUDIO 1967 MODERNISM TOURMALINE 18 KT KUKKIVA MUURI NECKLACE
BJORN WECKSTROM STUDIO 1967 MODERNISM TOURMALINE 18 KT KUKKIVA MUURI NECKLACE
BJORN WECKSTROM STUDIO 1967 MODERNISM TOURMALINE 18 KT KUKKIVA MUURI NECKLACE
BJORN WECKSTROM STUDIO 1967 MODERNISM TOURMALINE 18 KT KUKKIVA MUURI NECKLACE
BJORN WECKSTROM STUDIO 1967 MODERNISM TOURMALINE 18 KT KUKKIVA MUURI NECKLACE
BJORN WECKSTROM STUDIO 1967 MODERNISM TOURMALINE 18 KT KUKKIVA MUURI NECKLACE
BJORN WECKSTROM STUDIO 1967 MODERNISM TOURMALINE 18 KT KUKKIVA MUURI NECKLACE
BJORN WECKSTROM STUDIO 1967 MODERNISM TOURMALINE 18 KT KUKKIVA MUURI NECKLACE
BJORN WECKSTROM STUDIO 1967 MODERNISM TOURMALINE 18 KT KUKKIVA MUURI NECKLACE
BJORN WECKSTROM STUDIO 1967 MODERNISM TOURMALINE 18 KT KUKKIVA MUURI NECKLACE
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BJORN WECKSTROM STUDIO 1967 MODERNISM TOURMALINE 18 KT KUKKIVA MUURI NECKLACE

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EXTREMELY RARE SCULPTURAL NECKLACE DESIGNED BY BJORN WECKSTROM (B 1935-).

THIS IS A PROTOTYPE FOR THE "KUKKIVA MUURI" (FLOWERING WALL) NECKLACE, DESIGNED IN HIS FINLAND STUDIO IN THE 1965-67 FOR THE RIO DE JANEIRO COMPETITION. TOTALLY HAND CRAFTED IN SOLID 18 KARATS OF YELLOW GOLD. THIS NECKLACE WAS ALSO PRODUCED BY LAPPONIA FINLANDIA, LATER 1974,  IN A VERY LIMITED EDITION.

VERY NICE EARLY PIECE AND ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC NORDIC DESIGN OF WEARABLE SCULPTURES. FINISHED WITH HIGH RELIEFS AND HEAVY TEXTURED PIECES OF IRREGULAR SHAPES AND ROUGH CORRUGATED SURFACES. DECORATED WITH 14 BRAZILIAN ROUGH AND TRANSPARENT, NATURAL GREEN TOURMALINE, 24 Ctw. THIS GEMSTONES ARE BEZEL SET ATTACHED TO HANGING GOLD WIRES. 

BJORN WECKSTROM (B 1935-) AT THE AGE OF 16 STUDIED AT THE GOLDSMITHS SCHOOL WHERE HE GRADUATED IN 1956. HE PROCEEDED TO OPEN HIS FIRST WORKSHOP IN HELSINKI AND BEGAN PRODUCING JEWELRY, INSPIRED BY THE NATURE AND FEATURING THE USE OF ROUGH CUT GEMS. HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF MODERN JEWELRY, AN EXHIBITION FORMULATED BY GRAHAM HUGHES AND THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM IN 1961, CATAPULTED HIS CAREER. HE JOINED PEKKA ANTILLA AS A DESIGNER IN 1963 AND EVENTUALLY IN 1974, WAS MADE A PARTNER IN WHAT IS NOW CALLED LAPPONIA. HIS CAREER CONTINUED TO BLOSSOM AND IN 1965, AFTER WINNING THE RIO COMPETITION WITH HIS DESIGN FOR THE FLOWERING WALL NECKLACE HE BECAME AN INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN JEWELER.

THIS EXCEPTIONAL NECKLACE FIT A NECK UP TO 17.6 INCHES, THE MAIN PIECE HAVE A MEASURES OF 80 mm (3.2 INCHES) by 44 mm (1.75 Inches) THIS HAVE A TOTAL WEIGHT OF 65.4 Grams. STAMPED WITH THE FINNISH, HELSINKI CONTROL MARKS, THE DESIGNER INITIALS AND THE HALL MARK "B W .750 O-7".

COMMUNICATION LETTERS BETWEEN THE ARTIST AND US, IS INCLUDED WITH THIS PIECE.

INVENTORY REF: N0000ENSC/1.572


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