1940s Sterling Silver Wiwen Nilsson "Idel" Bracelet
Wiwen Nilsson's clean and considered work in silver has earned him a worldwide reputation as one of most important figures in Swedish design. Influenced by cubism and other twentieth century art movements, he created the first jewelry in Sweden to be composed solely of geometric shapes. He was employed briefly by Danish silversmith Georg Jensen and studied extensively abroad before opening his own retail location in New York City.
The bracelet is a perfect example of his unembellished style. The geometric design is superbly proportioned and has the weight and feel of fine craftsmanship. Originally handcrafted in the 1940s, this iconic piece was remained in production throughout the 1960s.
Material: Sterling silver
Stamps: Sterling silver, AN (Anders Nilsson), T8 (1945), Swedish silver stamps, Lund city stamp.
Wearable length: 18.5 / 7.3 inches
Width: 0.5 cm / 0.2 inches
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