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Rare Nanna Ditzel Georg Jensen Sterling collar Necklace, C.1965.
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Very rare Nanna Ditzel Georg Jensen Sterling collar Necklace, C.1965. Composed of a series of overlapping curved semi-circular panels Signed Georg Jensen and No. 129 with designer's mark NJ for Nanna and Jorgen Ditzel. Item Weight: 170 grams. Length: approximately 16 inches. English import marks for 1965. Note this is an original Ditzel piece for Georg Jensen, not a later copy. Ref: Christies London Jewellery February 2008 lot 192 sold GBP3250 excluding buyer’s premium. Illustrated P91, 4-17 Georg Jensen Jewelry David A Taylor. Nanna Ditzel was born in Copenhagen in 1923. She began training as a cabinetmaker and then went on to study at the School of Arts and Crafts and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. She is considered one of the 20th century’s leading furniture and jewellery designers. Most prolific during the post-World War II known as the golden age of Danish design, she worked alongside some of the greatest names in Scandinavian design. She explored different materials and found it impossible to limit herself by discipline, preferring instead to work in such diverse specialties as cabinetmaking, jewellery, tableware, applied art and textiles. Ditzel’s collaboration with Georg Jensen spanned a half a century and led to the production of over 150 works for the company, mostly in the field of jewellery design. Nanna Ditzel’s unceasing innovation in the uses of silver and gold has, during five decades, resulted in jewellery with its own unique modern idiom–this idiom has come to represent Georg Jensen’s unique design language. During her lifetime, Ditzel was an international presence–she exhibited in Amsterdam, Berlin, New York, Vienna, London, Stockholm, Milan, Glasgow, Manchester, Reykjavik, Paris, and Denmark. She was also the recipient of numerous design accolades, in Denmark and abroad.