Triangular, or sail, brooch no 327. designed by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen, Denmark, in the mid-1950s. The brooch measures approximately 60mm and the gross weight is 20g. It is is excellent vintage condition with only minor signs of use.
It is marked with the Georg Jensen dotted oval Sterling Denmark 327. It also bears the G.J Ld London import marks including the year mark for 1963.
Georg Jensen are world renowned Danish makers of the finest quality jewellery and other items. They were named after their founder (1866-1935) and were established in Denmark in 1904. They were leading designers in the Art Nouveau period in the early Twentieth Century and later adapted their style to the fashions of the day. After World War 2 they adopted a more modernist style and worked with a number of leading designers many of whom went on to great acclaim as pioneers of the modern Scandinavian style.
Henning Koppel (1918-81) was a versatile Danish artist and designer who produced some of the most famous modern designs in Scandinavian jewellery for Georg Jensen in the 1940s and 1950s. His fluid, serpentine shapes and freeforms links are some of the most recognisable examples of modernist jewellery design.
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