ElisKauppi; 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 career as designer and art director in the company until his retirement. Kupittaan Kulta Oy was export company exporting to 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, BÃ¶rje Rajalin and Eero Rislakki, held their revolutionary modern jewellery exhibition at artek in H elsinki.
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, GoldsmithsÂ´ Hall, London 1961; Pforzheim Jewellery Museum 1967 and 1970; International Jewellery Art Exhibition in Shibya, Tokyo 1970, 1973 and 1976.
This particular retro Finnish design pendant is marked with export hallmarks: anvil (= manufacturer label, Kupittaan Kulta Oy), crown in a heart (= official national mark) and 813H (= silver per 1000). The total height is 4.8 cm equal to near inches. The stone is moon stone. The original chain with hallmarks... read more