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Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a parure or suite of jewelry by Niels Eric From (N. E. From) Denmark in sterling silver, including a necklace, earrings and ring. These pieces are typical of From's jewelry circa the 1940's and 1950's. The matching pieces feature a two or three curved petal highlighted by three applied ball centers. This is a special style that is repeated throughout the jeweler's work. The necklace has 17 individual three group plaques. Each group is 1-1/8" wide X 1" long (maximum dimensions). The plaques are arranged end to end with the closure being a toggle style. The necklace is 16" long with the toggle extended. The necklace is marked "NE From"+ "Denmark" + "Sterling". It weighs 54.7 grams. The earrings feature a matching plaque that is 1" X 15/16" (maximum dimensions) with a flip back closure. They weigh 7.3 grams. The earrings are marked "NE From"+ "Denmark" + "Sterling" + "925S". The ring has two petals end to end with 2 applied balls. It is a size 6-3/4 and can be re-sized. The center is 1-1/8" (north to south) X 7/16" (east to west). It weighs 4.1 grams, The ring is marked "NE From"+ "Denmark" + "Sterling" + "925S". The three pieces weigh 66.1 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.
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Sculptural Niels Eric From Denmark Naturalistic Parure c. 1950
$500 SALE PENDING
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