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TAPIO WIRKKALA (1915 - 1985)

'Pirun paa" Devil's Head Pendant & Collar

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TAPIO WIRKKALA (1915 - 1985)

'Pirun paa" Devil's Head Pendant & Collar

Gold

H  6.00cm (2.36 in)  |  W  4.70cm (1.85 in)

Origin Finnish, 1967
Marks Hallmarked with a crown & stamped ‘585’ Dated ‘07’ the code for 1967. Marked: ‘NW’ for the goldsmith Nestor Westerbeck
Case Fitted Case

Gold, hand beaten, hammered & chiselled.
‘One of three or four pendants, executed by Nestor Westerbeck, for close friends of Wirkkala.
The designs were all different, details being amended by Wirkkala during the process of manufacture’

Provenance
Finnish collector, whose wife was given the pendant in the late 1960’s.

Literature
cf. Modern Jewelry, Graham Hughes 1963, page 252, plates 365 & 366.
Tapio Wirkkala, eye, hand and thought, Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, 2000, p.194, no 342

Price Code

Ref No   10103

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