Wonderful organic bronze pendant necklace. Made by Hannu Ikonen, Finland 1970s. Popular reindeer moss design.
Height pendant incl bale: 55mm
Length chain: 27.5in / 70cm
Ikonen worked in both silver and bronze, producing for the Finnish firm of Valo-Koru throughout the 1970s. His famous “Renmoosblüte” or Reindeer moss pieces in many ways perfectly embody the new Finnish impulse in jewelry making in their sculptural quality and modern interpretation of a natural theme. Reindeer moss, also known as Iceland Moss, is traditionally used in funerary wreaths however there is a certain joy in Ikonen’s interpretations. His designs are at once bold and delicate, and the patina that naturally develops on the pieces provides an exceptionally dramatic relief. Most of Ikonen’s designs are simply stamped “Made in Finland
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