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Georg Jensen Torun Amethyst Bangle No 203 C. 1960
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Georg Jensen Bangle with Amethyst model # 203 Designed by Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe C.1960. Fits most wrists up to 6.5-7 inches, tension clamp opening. Approximate dimensions: bangle circumference inside: 16.5 cm (6.5 inches) Cabochon polished Amethyst gauges approximately: 4.50 x 3.00 cm. Stamped with: Georg Jensen (oval dotted) Denmark 925 S TORUN 203. Total Item weight: 53.50 grams. Condition: Good. Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hube know as Torun, was born 1927 in Malmo, Sweden. Torun was the first woman silversmith in the world to gain international recognition. She studied at Konstfack, the School of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, beginning in 1945 while pregnant with her first child, Pia. Eventually she married the child's father, a Danish journalism student. In 1948, Torun spent the summer in Paris meeting Picasso, Braque, Matisse, and the other great artists of the day. She married a French architect and lived in Stockholm until 1956 having a second child, a son, Claude. As early as 1952, Torun exhibited her jewelry, made both in Stockholm and France (and bearing hallmarks from each country) in Paris. In 1956 she moved to France with her third husband, Walter Coleman. She designed jewelry for among others, Billie Holiday which Holiday wore when she performed. The couple moved to Biot in the south of France. Torun produced many pieces during this period when young Swedish silversmiths would come to work in her studio, introducing her to new techniques. Torun renewed her acquaintance with Picasso who lived in the area and an exhibition of Torun jewelry was held at the Picasso Museum in Antibes from 1958 to 1960. On November 5, 1992, Torun was awarded the Prince Eugen medal by King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden. bestowed for outstanding artistic achievement.