Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a sterling silver bracelet from Niels Eric From (N. E. From) of Denmark c. 1955. This piece features a stylized repousse shell design accented with balls over the connecting links. This bracelet has 9 separate links tied together on the inside by a link connector. Each is link is 7/8" wide X 5/8" wide (maximum dimensions). The links form a flexible style bracelet. The closure is a secure box clasp. The bracelet will accommodate a 7" wrist. Because the piece is repousse, it is relatively light weight, 14.2 grams. The set is marked "Sterling" + "Denmark" + "N. E. From" + "925S".
Repousse is a technique used in metalworking in which a soft metal is hammered into shape on the reverse side and creates a design in low relief.
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. His sculptural, modernist pieces from the 1970's became the company's signature styles. The metalwork is simple, lithe and supple. There are obscure details of oxidation, carved out metal, surface etching on many pieces of his work. 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).
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The silver is marked "925S" for 925/1000 parts silver, the sterling standard.
When you own vintage handmade jewelry, you wear a design that is unique and represents the artist's vision. It is made by a skilled craftsman and can have features which are only found in this piece. The jewelry may exhibit the marks of the craftsman. It will not be perfect. The jewelry will show age appropriate tarnish, unless we state otherwise.
Fanciful N. E. From Denmark Shell Bracelet c. 1955