This Lapponia Flame Bronze bangle is by leading Finnish designer Björn Weckström. The name ‘Flame Bronze’ refers to the dark purple-blue-grey-red finish of these pieces which was very difficult to achieve. This bangle is a lovely example with strong purple colour at the front. The photo on the black background shows these colours in sunlight. The series was only produced for a short while in the 1970s and the flame (or fire) bronze finish was not used on later pieces.
The pendant is stamped Lapponia Bjorn Finland.
Bjorn Weckström (1935 -) is a leading Finnish designer world renown for his jewellery designs for Lapponia often inspired by forms in nature. He developed a distinctive sculptural look to to his work which has received international acclaim. He has had over 60 exhibitions of his work worldwide. Examples of his work can be found in museums such as the V&A in London and Museum of Modern Art in Boston.
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