Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a demi-parure or suite of jewelry by Niels Eric From (N. E. From) Denmark in sterling silver, including a necklace and earrings. These pieces are typical of From's jewelry circa the 1950's. The matching pieces feature an intricately designed and executed floral pattern. Each panel of the necklace and earrings has numerous pieces which must be completed and assembled. The sections feature a central dome in a ring with added balls. The dome is surrounded by 3 "daisies" and 6 leaves. The necklace is 17" long and has a round box clasp topped by a "daisy". The individual sections are 1" round. The back is marked "Sterling" + "Denmark" + "N. E. From". The necklace weighs 80.0 grams. The earrings have a single section and are 15/16" round. They are designed with clip backs. One earring is marked "Sterling" + "Denmark" + "N. E. From" + "925". The second has "Sterling" + "Denmark" + "N. E. From", it does not have "925". The earrings weigh a combined total of 15.0 grams. The 3 pieces of the set weigh approximately 95.0 grams.
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 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. All pieces are marked "Sterling".
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.
Intricate N. E. From Denmark Mid-Century Floral Demi-Parure c. 1950