In the 1950s, Frank and Regine Juhls opened a jewelry workshop in the wilderness of Northern Norway. During the Studio Silver Movement in Norway, these artists created jewelry inspired by the Tundra and by the folk traditions of the Sami and Lap people who lived there.
This Modernist sterling silver pin was made as part of a 'Tundra' series, created by Regine Juhls in the 1960s. As she described it, this pin was "inspired by the eternal wasteland of the Arctic". This sculptural pin is characterized by uneven surface texture, negative space and raw unpolished white silver surfaces. It has a tough Brutalist elegance.
The pin measures 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches. It weighs 24.4 grams. The back is hallmarked JUHLS 925 S for sterling silver.
Some of the Juhls pieces from the Tundra Series were exhibited at Expo 67, the Montreal World's Fair in Canada, where Regine Juhls was chosen to represent the Norwegian art of jewelry making.
Juhls work is rare. It's the epitome of organic modernist design. Excellent vintage condition.
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