*Bjorn Weckstrom 1967 Finland Rare Kukkiva Muuri necklace in 18 kt yellow gold with tourmaline
Sculptural necklace designed by Bjorn Weckstrom (b 1935-).
An extraordinary and extremely rare sculptural necklace, created by Bjorn Weckstrom, back in the 1967. This prototype piece for the "Kukkiva Muuri" (Flowering Wall) was designed in his Finland studio between the 1965 and 1967, specifically for the Rio de Janeiro Competition. It was carefully assembled and crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats, finished with highly textured patterns.
This wearable sculpture, display a composition created by the sporadic placements of 14 natural green Brazilian tourmalines that are are mounted in bezels and hang freely from gold wires. They have a combined weight of 24 carats and are transparent.
Has a total weight of 65.4 grams and has a lenght of 17.6 inches (44.70 Cm).
The main decorative drop piece have a measures of 80 mm by 44 mm (3.15 x 1.74 inches)
Stamped, with the maker's mark, the Helsinki Finland gold assay control hallmark, the designer's initials and signed "B W .750 O-7".
Bjorn Weckstrom, born in 1935 and 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 de Janeiro competition, with his design for the flowering wall necklace he became an internationally known jeweler.
Exhibitions: Rio de Janeiro 1965. Gran Prix,
Note: This necklace was also produced later by Lapponia Finlandia in a very limited edition back in the 1974
It is in excellent condition.
INVENTORY REF: N0000ENSC/1.572