Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Cuff with Moonstone No. 257 by Vivianna Torun.
Sleek, modernist cuff characteristic of Torun's designs of the 1960s. Moonstone has a lovely color. This is a unique and hard to find piece.
Designer: Vivianna Torun Maker: Georg Jensen Design #: 257 Circa: 1960s Dimensions: 6.75" interior. 1" gap/opening Country of Origin: Denmark
Vivianna Torun Bio: Vivianna Torun Bulow-Hube, know as Torun was born on December 7, 1927 in Malmo, Sweden. Torun studied at Konstfack, the School of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, beginning in 1945. In 1948, Torun spent the summer in Paris meeting Picasso, Braque, Matisse and the other great artists of the day. As early as 1952, Torun exhibited her jewelry, made both in Stockholm and France (and bearing hallmarks from each country) in Paris. She designed jewelry for among others, Billie Holiday which Holiday wore when she performed. Torun renewed her acquaintance with Picasso who lived in the area and an exhibition of Torun jewelry was held at the Picasso museum in Antibes from 1958 to 1960. In 1961, Torun won the Lunning Prize which was awarded from 1951 to the 1970s to someone who had "pioneered a unique artistic contribution". In 1968, she moved to Wolfsburg Germany and in 1975 to the neighboring village of Wendhausen to be closer to the Subud community. She had a workshop and worked with other artists in an association called "Die Schwinge". Beginning in 1967, Torun's production was taken over by Georg Jensen silver. On November 5, 1992, Torun was awarded the Prince Eugen medal by King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden. The medal is bestowed for outstanding artistic achievement. In September of 1992 Georg Jensen in Copenhagen held an exhibition to celebrate 25 years of Torun's association with the company, 45 years of working with silver and her 65th birthday. From October 1992 to January 1993, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in the Louvre held a 45 year retrospective of Torun's work.