Elis Kauppi; 1921-2004, born at Turku, Finland, has been one of the few pioneers in the Finnish modern jewellery. He started on jewellery branch 1936 and founded Kupittaan Kulta Oy with two friends after the war 1945 and made his active work career as the designer and art director in that company until his retirement. Kupittaan Kulta Oy was export company exporting mainly to Nordic and Central European countries, but also to USA and Japan. Modern Finnish jewellery art can be seen started 1958, when four major modern jewellery designers: Bertel Gardberg, Elis Kauppi, Börje Rajalin and Eero Rislakki, held their modern jewellery exhibition at ARTEK in Helsinki.The jewellery of Kauppi has been exhibited in several international exhibitions and museums: Formes Scandinaves, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris 1958-1959; The Modern Jewellery Exhibition, Golssmiths´ Hall, London 1961; Pforzheim Jewellery Museum 1967 and 1970; International Art Exhibition in Shibya, Tokyo 1970, 1973 and 1976.
This beautiful modern Finnish design pendant/brooch is stamped with hallmarks anvil (= manufacturer label Kupittaan Kulta Oy), crown in a heart (= official national mark), 813H (= silver purity per 1000). Total height is 32 mm equal to 1 ¼ inches. The stone is amethyst. The silver chain is new and marked 925. The chain is 50 cm equal to 19¾ inches long.
This retro pendant/brooch is a fine example of very desirable Finnish modern jewellery. It is absolutely an appreciated gift to any lady. This special piece of Scandinavian Design will be noticed anyw the owner will use it.
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