ANTIQUE RARE STERLING SILVER SIGNED Niels Erik N E FROM DENMARK NECKLACE ART NOUVEAU. Scandinavian NATURAL DESIGN OF FOLIAGE MOTIF. Niels Erik From aka N. From (1908 1986) was one of the greats of Danish modern design. Both a silversmith and jeweler, he opened his workshop in 1931 when he was only twenty-three.
Over the next four decades Niels Erik created, among other works, floral-inspired pieces often set with semi-precious stones. These works derived from the Skønvirke style, a Scandinavian development that appeared during Denmarks Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movement period. It usually takes inspiration from natural designs like flower and foliage motifs as well as natural creatures like fish. In the 1970s, Froms jewelry pieces morphed into more sculptural, modernist pieces as they were primarily created by other designers. These became some of N.
Froms most well-known and recognized signature styles. From mark (a name by which Niels Erik is also known) did not appear until 1944 when it was first registered in the city of Nakskov in southern Denmark. Froms output displays two distinct styles: the thin, wiry foliage and floral pieces made during the early years of production and the later, bold modernist pieces that From marketed in the 1960s though, as previously stated, these were primarily created by other designers.During its history, the company used a number of different signatures. Smaller pieces may simply be marked FROM. FROM, STERLING, DENMARK, 925S in a square, and finally, many pieces bear the N. From signature in an italic script. He exported his works worldwide in the 1960s and 70s. Froms metalwork is lithe and supple. It often displays the hard-to-see details of oxidation, carved out metal, surface etchings as well as the incorporation of translucent and butterscotch amber. Overall, Froms pieces display his ability to achieve unique detail and fluidity in simple forms. For example, his Off Center Amber Ring is composed of a slightly patinated, cupped sterling silver disc with a smaller disc placed slightly askew against the larger one that serves as the setting for a smooth, round amber stone. Experts have described the ring as. Ultra-simplistic [while] at the same time visually striking. The combination of slightly voluptuous geometric structures and large, round and flat stones like onyx or carnelian is quietly magnetic. Froms pins and brooches display skills that achieve unique detail and fluidity in simple forms. One of his signature styles, the oxidized cupped silver disks form the floral design. Beginning in the 1950s, most of Froms pieces were the work of other designers and have a very different look. No longer do the pieces display detailed, romantic designs from nature.
These later pieces have modernist, clean lines. The item "ANTIQUE RARE STERLING SILVER SIGNED Niels Erik N E DENMARK NECKLACE ART NOUVEAU" is in sale since Saturday, November 18, 2017.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Scandinavian". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts.
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