Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a sterling silver Niels Eric From bracelet and earrings. This set is typical of the 1940-50's work of the Danish artist and silversmith Niels Eric From. His pieces typify the simplistic look of the mid-twentieth century, austere, classic and all about the designs and not the materials, a modern view of the Arts and Crafts traditions. This set features small curvilinear leaves. The bracelet features 3 wrapped leaves and 3 "ball" centers. The closure is a simple rounded toggle. The bracelet is 7" to 7-1/2" long and could be extended with additional rings. It is designed to sit close to the wrist. This piece weighs 26.6 grams. The earrings are 3 leaves swirled around 3 central balls. The earrings measure 1" X 1" (maximum dimension). They are clip backs and simple to wear. They could be changed to pierced, if desired. The earring pair weighs 7.4 grams. The total weight of the set is 24.0 grams. It is fully marked with From's makers mark, "Sterling" + "NE From" + "Denmark" + "925S".
Niels Eric From, at aged 23, was a trained silversmith. He opened his shop in 1931 and for the next 40 years, his floral-inspired pieces highlighted Denmark's Arts and Crafts period. From's designs are masterful examples of his ability to achieve unique detail and sinuous fluidity in simple forms. (Annotated from "Splendor: A Celebration of Jewelry Designers" by Carlotta STM).
Please note that vintage jewelry has been pre-owned, worn, and loved by its owner. The charm and beauty of vintage jewelry comes from the unique variations and characteristics inherent in hand-wrought silver. You may be able to see the artisan's tool marks. It is not new and perfect, nor should it be. Vintage silver items may also show age appropriate tarnish.