Georg Jensen Sterling Silver "Grates" Earrings No. 389 by Nanna Ditzel
Unique earrings featuring clip-on backs.
Matching bracelet and ring available.
A similar example of the design can be found on p. 303 in the book, "GEORG JENSEN JEWELRY" edited by David A. Taylor and also in the book, GEORG JENSEN A TALE OF DANISH SILVER by Monique Faber and Thomas C. Thulstrup, pg. 133.
Designer: Nanna Ditzel Maker: Georg Jensen Design #: 389 Circa: Post-1945 Dimensions: 1.13" Country of Origin: Denmark
Nanna Ditzel (1923 - 2005) was one of Denmark’s most accomplished contemporary designers and the first woman to design for the Georg Jensen Silversmithy. From 1942 to 1946, she studied at the School of Arts and Crafts, Copenhagen, where she specialized in furniture. She also studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Furniture School with its founder, Kaare Klint. In 1946 she married Jorgen Ditzel (1921 to 1961) and they established their own design studio. They subsequently engaged in the design of furniture as well as ceramics, enamels, glass and textiles. She began to create designs in silver for the Georg Jensen Silversmithy in 1954, concentrating mainly on jewelry.
Following Jorgen’s untimely death in 1961, Nanna Ditzel kept the studio going. From 1970 she maintained a design firm and showroom in London, where she displayed furniture, textiles, jewelry, and porcelain of her own design. Her work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Danish Museum of Decorative Art in Copenhagen, and the Louvre in Paris.