Lapis Lazuli, pink tourmaline bracelet, circa 1955
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Of abstract design set with cabochon lapis lazuli and circular-cut pink tourmaline, length approximately 180 mm, signed George Jensen, maker's mark for Henning Koppel, case stamped Georg Jensen.
Stamped Georg Jenson, with the maker's mark HK for Henning Koppel. Stamped 18k gold and Denmark. Lapis Lazuli is medium deep blue, primarily even in colour, with pyrite flecks, intact and in good condition The metal with signs of age and wear, including light scratches and scuffs. Width approximately 59mm. Gross weight approximately 140.3 grams. Box stamped Georg Jensen.
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Hennig Koppel studied at the Kunstakademiet (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts) and the Academie Rancon in Paris, joining the Georg Jensen Company when he was he was 27. His designs are noted for their organic aesthetic, as inspired by other artists of the time such as Salvador Dali. After Georg Jensen's and Pederson's deaths in 1935 and 1937, the firm was able to remain at the forefront of Scandinavian design thanks to designers such as Henning Koppel.