Rare Tapio Wirkkala Earrings - Omena - Modernist - 1970's
Rare Tapio Wirkkala earrings in the Omena design. Hammered sterling silver in a subtle apple design. A sensational piece that is a work of wearable art.
Tapio Veli Ilmari Wirkkala (2 June 1915 – 19 May 1985) was a Finnish designer and sculptor, a major figure of post-war design. His work ranges from plastic ketchup bottles and metalware to glass, ceramics and plywood in a range of styles. His range was immense, designing glassware, stoneware, jewelry, and furniture for mass production, as well as individual sculptures in several media.
Measures approx. 1.5" long x 0.9" wide Fully Hallmarked "Kultakeskus Oy, 925, TW" Good vintage condition with surface wear and patina appropriate to age.