Iconic Vintage Björn Weckström for Lapponia Modernist Silver Mid Century Scandinavian Labyrinth Brooch

Iconic Vintage Björn Weckström for Lapponia Modernist Silver Mid Century Scandinavian Labyrinth Brooch


Björn Weckström for Lapponia Jewelry (FI), Space Series, vintage modernist sculptural sterling silver “Labyrinth” brooch, 1979

A superb museum quality Lapponia brooch from Finland by Björn Weckström entitled Labyrinth. This 1979 design is part of the Space Silver series began in 1969 ~ a series with strange sculpted water and landscapes with human figures lost or striving. They are reminiscent of dreams - so perhaps 'dreamscape' is a good description. This amazing modernist brooch depicts a man standing alone and enclosed by a sweeping alien landscape. It is sculptural and graceful.

Founded in Finland in 1960, Lapponia has a team of international designers, but the most famous is Björn Weckström, who designed the first collection in 1963. His sculpture-like jewelry, is unique and spectacular and this is a stunning example of his work and truly evokes the Finnish landscape of snow and glaciers. The brooch has a mixture of soft textured surfaces and polished ridges that give it a sculptural richness. I've included images from all angles to capture the superb shapes.

Full hallmarking as follows: 925 & scales - Finland National Mark; crown within a heart - Helsinki city mark; W - makers mark; 925; K8 - year 1987 and Lapponia. On the reverse, it secures with a trombone push safety clasp.

Dimensions are: 1 1/2 inch x 1 5/8 inch and the height is 7/8 inch; weight is a substantial 23.9 grams and it is in perfect condition. I have left it unpolished.

This is a spectacular brooch from one of the most important jewelry designers working today and is a superb example of modernist Scandinavian design.

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