This very stylish pendant with textured surface was designed by Theresia Hvorslev for the silversmith company Mema, It measures c8x5.7cm on an 80cm chain.
The pendant is stamped with the silversmith's name 'Mema', the town mark and Swedish control marks, X9 for 1972, 'Theresia' — the maker's mark in script, 925 Sweden. The chain is markeed 925S (Sterling silver) and has the Swedish control marks. It is in excellent vintage condition.
Theresia Hvorslev (1935 — ) studied at the National College of Art HKS in Stockholm, then worked as an apprentice at Georg Jensen in Copenhagen and Bernadotte and Bjőrn architect design studio. She won several awards including the Diamonds International Awards three times, and is now recognized as one of the most influential contemporary Swedish jewellers. Her work is represented in the collections of several museums in Scandinavia and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York.
Theresia Hvorslev continues to work as a designer and consultant to the company which is now managed by her daughter.
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