Very rare Hans Hansen Sterling silver 'Whale tail' ring, Denmark. 1970

Very rare Hans Hansen Sterling silver 'Whale tail' ring, Denmark. 1970

Code: J338

Dimensions:

W: 4.8cm (1.9")H: 3.5cm (1.4")Di: 1.9cm (0.7")

£395.00 plus postage Approx $543.33, €462.53, ¥56429
 

This very rare 1950s Sterling silver statement ring by Hans Hansen has a whale's tail design. The width of the tail is c 48mm and the ring weighs 12g. It is adjustable, current size is Q, 19mm internal diameter.

The ring is marked with the maker's marks: 925S Hans Hansen (script) Denmark. Also DSD (Danish Silver Designs, importer), London import mark 925 p (1970).

There are minor signs of use but the ring is in excellent vintage condition.

Hans Hansen (1884-1940) first started trading in about 1906. By the 1920s Hansen was designing and producing his own line of flatware then later moving on to jewellery. The production of items of jewellery began in earnest in 1932 with a collection designed by his son, Karl Gustav Hansen. After his father’s death, Karl Gustav Hansen took over the Hans Hansen Silversmithy. Other designers, including Bent Gabrielsen Pedersen and Bent Knudsen also worked for the company, with Allan Scharff as the leading designer from the 1980s. In 1992 the firm joined with the Georg Jensen companyHans Hansen (1884-1940) first started trading in about 1906. By the 1920s Hansen was designing and producing his own line of flatware then later moving on to jewellery. The production of items of jewellery began in earnest in 1932 with a collection designed by his son, Karl Gustav Hansen. After his father’s death, Karl Gustav Hansen took over the Hans Hansen Silversmithy. Other designers, including Bent Gabrielsen Pedersen and Bent Knudsen also worked for the company, with Allan Scharff as the leading designer from the 1980s. In 1992 the firm joined with the Georg Jensen company