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Hans Hansen Denmark silver modernist Ring

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Slick, absolutely minimalist, wrought in sterling silver this vintage “mirrored” ring bears the signature of Hans Hansen, one of Denmark’s most inspired modernist jewelry designers. There is nothing excessive here – the ring’s towering geometry rises above the finger in two triangular flat-topped pyramids facing each other. The glistening sterling surfaces make the void between the two more dramatic – a dark chasm within which the gaze is lost or a shady valley that invites exploration depending on the way the light hits it…   Size / Weight: currently sz 6.25 US (can be re-sized by a jeweler without fear of losing the hallmarks); face is 15/16″ E-W and 1/2″ N-S; 5/16″ rise; 11.3 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with maker’s signature as shown as well as “DENMARK ” and “925S”; 1960s-70s...

N E From Denmark sterling silver Necklace ~ stylized waterlilies

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Like highly stylized waterlily flowers the links forming this N. E. From sterling silver necklace have developed a beautiful patina over the years that accentuates the glistening raised surfaces and deepens the darkened recesses of the design. The specific design can be found with various stone cabochons as well – I sold a bracelet with lavender quartz some time ago – but I do love the slicker, extreme abstraction of the all silver approach at hand. Easy to wear, timeless and such a treat to the eye…   Size/Weight: 16″ long (wearable; end to end it’s 16 3/8″) by 5/8″ wide (the diameter of the circular links); 41.2 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as well as “STERLING” and “DENMARK”; 1960s Condition: excellent vintage with beautiful, deep patina in the recesses and warmly glowing raised surfaces, easy...

Margot de Taxco Mexican silver and pink quartz Bracelet, Danish mod design

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Matching the necklace I listed a few days ago and equally amazing this modernist Margot de Taxco Mexican silver and pink quartz bracelet is such a … riot! I know the color pink and the concept of a riot do not really go together but the fact that I – definitely NOT a pink girl – loved this piece is nothing less than … a riot! Clearly influenced by mid-century Scandinavian design, this is a beautifully made bracelet, perfectly articulated and comfortable to wear, and the quartz cabochons themselves exhibit such a variety of hues you will never tire of looking at them… PS: In one of the photos you see the demi together – the necklace is also available on my site  and if you are interested in both pieces, ask me for the combined price!   Size/Weight: 7 1/2″ long by 7/8″ wide; 82.7 grams Hallmarks / Date: signed with Margot’s logo...

rare Margot de Taxco Mexican silver and quartz Necklace in a Danish mod design

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First up out of a rather rare Margot de Taxco mid-century mod sterling silver and quartz demi I recently acquired, this necklace is an ode to pink and all lovers thereof worldwide! Pink quartz is not the most common stone used in Taxco jewelry yet it was favorited by many of the Danish designers who featured it in their pieces in the 1950s and 1960s. In fact, to my eyes at least, Margot seems to have been heavily influenced here by her European counterparts. Simple yet strong geometry with concentric circles and straight angles is accented with minimal beading in the quartz links part while the chain consists of sturdy, thick sterling “o” rings. What I particularly love is the intense clouding in the stones that makes them look like round windows opening up onto pink cloudy skies and the robust sphere at one end of the hook-and-eye clasp… PS: As you can see in one of...

Jens Asby modernist Danish silver Necklace ~ 1960s neck ring with dangles

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Fabulous Jens Asby Danish modernist silver necklace featuring dangles in varied lengths with circlets hanging off a slick neck ring. Quintessential 1960s-70s elegance, very attractive in its minimalism and a pleasure to wear…   Size/Weight: inner circumference 14  1/4″ (clasped); dangles cluster is 4  1/4″ long (at its longest) and 3  5/8″ wide (at its widest); 53.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s mark as shown both on the dangles and on the neck ring as well as “HAND MADE DENMARK 925S”; 1960s-70s Condition: excellent vintage with strong visual presence and no flaws noted     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...