GEORGE JENSEN 1950 BY NANNA DITZEL VINTAGE SCULPTURAL SWIRL RING IN STERLING SILVER
AN SCULPTURAL RING DESIGNED BY NANNA DITZEL (1923-2005) FOR GEORG JENSEN.
A VINTAGE RING MODEL 93, DESIGNED BY DITZEL AROUND THE 1950'S. IS HAND CRAFTED IN SOLID .925/1000 STERLING SILVER.
HAVE A TOTAL WEIGHT OF 23.8 Grams AND THE ACTUAL SIZE IS 8, SIZABLE.
THE TOP VIEW MEASURES ARE 28 BY 18 mm AND RAISE 12 mm OVER THE FINGER.
STAMPED WITH THE POST 1945 GEORG JENSEN LOGO AND THE HALL MARKS, "GEORG JENSEN 93 MADE IN DENMARK .925".
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.
It is in perfect condition and is accompanied by the designer's jewelry pouch.
INVENTORY REF: R0000MERK/.1111