Oystein Balle, Scandinavian Norway, Modernist Enamel Sterling Choker Necklace NCL1177
This beautiful Abstract Modernist wide choker necklace is by enamelist and silversmith, Oystein Balle of Stavanger Norway. Executed in sterling silver, the rectangular link necklace features eight panels of colorful enamels in abstract geometric design. The silver repousse is filled with vitreous enamel colors including white, rust red, lemon yellow, green, sky blue, and cobalt blue. The necklace is secured by a hidden box clasp. This is a spectacular choker, that makes a stunning statement on the neck. Matching bracelet, brooch, and earrings are available. Please contact me if interested in purchasing the entire jewelry set, for a special price.
Oystein Balle, born in Stavanger Norway (1928-1998) was a fine Scandinavian silversmith and enamelist. Known for his use of colorful vitreous enamels in abstract modernist, and biomorphic designs. His work was produced primarily in the 1960s - 1970s, and is known for its quality workmanship, innovative design, and vibrant colors.
Measures 14.5 x 1.25. Weighs 103 grams.
Very good condition.
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