*Georg Jensen 1960 Denmark by Nanna Ditzel geometric bangle No 1111 in 18 kt gold
Geometric bangle designed by Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005) for Georg Jensen.
Beautiful vintage aero-dynamic geometric piece, created in Copenhagen Denmark, circa1960. This rare bangles was designed in the form of an abstract eye by Ditzel as the model 1111 and it was crafted in solid 18 Karats yellow gold, with high polished finish.
Have a total weight of 78.6 Grams and fit a wrist up to 7 Inches (17.75 Cm).
The width measure is 15.31 mm (0.60 Inch) and the elongate cross measure is 95.25 mm (3.75 Inches).
Is stamped with the post 1945 Georg Jensen cartouche in dotted oval and signed with the hallmarks, "Georg Jensen .750 18 Kt 1111".
Nanna Ditzel, born in 1923. Was a Danish designer graduated from the furniture department of the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. Has been studying under prof. Kaare Klint at the Royal Academy of Copenhagen. Nanna Ditzel is working with experimental and industrial design furniture, textiles, silver, faience and glass. Has experimented with the use of split-level living for indoors and outdoors. The ideas have been carried through in playgrounds, children libraries and showrooms. Freelance designer, she has a design office and showrooms in London. Nanna Ditzel started independent design office in 1946 together with Jorgen Ditzel. The co-operation lasted until the death of Jorge Ditzel in 1961.
Nanna Ditzel created many designs for Georg Jensen, mostly jewelry although she also created some hollowware. The relationship between the couple and the Silversmith began when Nanna decided to start designing jewelry as something she could do at home while her children slept. Soon after, a jewelry competition sponsored by A. Michelsen arose, and her designs had won first prize. Later on, in 1954, Finn Juhl, who was developing the 50th anniversary exhibition, passed the design work off for the exhibition to the Ditzels. Five pieces of jewelry were created for this exhibit, which were very well received. Further jewelry designs were created, and many of these pieces would go on to win various awards and prizes. In 1968, Nanna Ditzel remarried to Kurt Heide and relocated to London where they continued to work in the realm of design, establishing their own company Nanna Ditzel Productions Ltd. In 1986, her second husband passed away, and she moved back to Denmark, continuing her work. In recent years, Ditzel has focused mainly on furniture design, such as the Trinidad chair in 1993, however this design has also led to the further refinement for her jewelry pieces such as the bracelet #389 in 1994.
Ditzel has won many major awards during her long career and has had her work exhibited all over the world. She received the silver and gold medals at the Milan Tirennale (1954 and 1960), the Lunning Prize (with Jorgen Ditzel in 1954) and a gold medal at the International Furniture Design Competition in 1990, and the Thorvald Bindesboll Medal in 1999. She has also taken on the title of Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog, Honorable Royal Designer ( 1996). From Georg Jensen Hollowware, The Silverfund Collection, David A. Taylor & Jason W. Laskey, 2003.
Literature: Similar examples illustrated: J. Drucker, Georg Jensen, Atglen, 1997, p. 60; Ed. Taylor, Georg Jensen Jewelry, London, 2005, p. 274, fig. 2.
Note: This model was also produced in silver, the estimate proportion of production is 1 in gold for each 300 in sterling silver.
It is in perfect condition and is accompanied by the designer jewelry box.
INVENTORY REF: B0000RANN/1.889