Pentti Sarpaneva bronze pendant and chain, Kalevala, Finland c1970s

Pentti Sarpaneva bronze pendant and chain, Kalevala, Finland c1970s

Code: J296

Dimensions:

W: 4.5cm (1.8")H: 10cm (3.9")

£140.25 £165.00 plus postage Approx $181.44, €154.63, ¥20036
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This is a chunky, kinetic bronze pendant designed by Pentti Sarpaneva for Kalevala, Finland.  The pendant, which is made of three sections, is a huge 10x4.5 cm. The chain is 64 cm long. 

It is in excellent vintage condition.

Pentti Akseli Sarpaneva (1925-78) was a Finnish designer who specialised in affordable jewellery and other small items. His jewellery was originally made from enamel and recycled materials, moving on to cast items of bronze, silver and gold.  

He began his design career in the early 1960s and the mid-1960s he began collaborating with Kalevala Jewellery. In 1967 he became Artistic Designer at Turun Hopea Oy, where he worked as an Artistic Director.