This is a very early piece of Elis Kauppi sterling jewelry from Finland. The style of clasp indicates that it was made in the 1940's.
It is marked Finland and it features the Elis Kauppi Hallmark as well as 9255. It measures a tad shy of 1 1/2 inches in diameter. I did not polish it.
It belonged to a family friend who just passed away a few months ago at 90 years of age. A foremost figure in modernist jewelry, Elis Kauppis vision of a new jewelry inspired a generation of makers and launched Finland onto the international jewelry design scene. In 1945, at age 24, Kauppi founded his renowned jewelry workshop, Kupittaan Kulta, in Turku, Finland. Part of a younger generation of makers which would forever change the face of jewelry design, Kauppi was driven to innovate by both the difficult circumstances of war and a desire to push past accepted standards of jewelry design at the time.
He was one of the first to use local stones such as granite and spectrolite, which were elevated in status and incorporated into unique designs in fresh and innovative way. The exciting results attracted international attention.
Kauppi, representing Finland, began exhibiting internationally, and winning prestigious prizes. Demand for Finnish jewelry worldwide increased dramatically. Attention to simplicity and form was the order of the day. A true modernist, Kauppis designs emphasize abstraction, rejecting the popular forties naturalistic flower and leaf designs.
With strong focus on craftsmanship and integrity of design, his bold creations remain strikingly relevant today. AND REMEMBER TO GIVE AND RECEIVE LOVE DAILY.The item "ELIS KAUPPI STERLING BROOCH CIRCLE FINLAND SIGNED HALLMARK 1940'S VERY EARLY" is in sale since Friday, July 01, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "jewelnation" and is located in Sherman Oaks, California.
This item can be shipped worldwide.