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Lee Laney

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iconnumber posted 08-17-2021 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lee Laney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently found this interesting pair of contemporary brass candle holders at a local estate sale. They appear hand made and have two marks on the bottom. Each is 6.5" tall. The body and base is spun, but the web like inserts appear to be cast and soldered into place.

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 08-20-2021 07:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They were made by Torun Hopea of Turku, Finland c. 1970. They were designed by Pentti Sarpaneva. The design is called "Pitsi" (lace) and was very popular on jewelry & decorative items in silver and bronze.

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Lee Laney

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iconnumber posted 08-20-2021 10:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lee Laney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
THANK YOU!!

The marks fit these names. Perfect.

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Scott Martin
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Scott Martin
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Pentti Sarpaneva

Jewelry designer Pentti Sarpaneva (1925-78) had an important role in history after the war time, when it came to designing jewelry. He was already in the 1960’s a new thinker and he put his own stamp on things when he combined without hesitation different materials.

You could see the 1960’s expressionism in Sarpanevas jewelry as unique and unpolished surfaces and in a variety of shapes. He even added studs from boats to some of his designs. He was inspired by the nature, traditional finish laces and shred crafts as well as he was inspired by the wastes from the zipper industries. Although many of Sarpanevas jewelry were castes in silver and gold, his favorite material was bronze. In smaller designs that he made he was intrigued by combining glass and metal.

In the 1960’s and 1970’s Sarpanevas designs spread to the finish homes and they have remained popular ever since. He’s partners were for ex. Kalevala Koru, Turun Hopea and Kumelan lasitehdas. Turun Hopea still has a lot of his designs in there productions.


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Lee Laney

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Wow. You are very knowledgable and a wealth of information. What is your connection? Collector?

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 08-21-2021 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just passionate & vehement about silver & the metal arts & it's history.

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Lee Laney

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Me too, but my interest is circa 1900-25, especially copper. I do have several nice sterling items from Shreve's in San Francisco with the hand hammered look popular in that era. The SF coppersmith Dirk Van Erp is a favorite. He made wonderful mica shaded lamps that are highly prized.

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Looking forward to your future posts

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Kimo

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I enjoy seeing hand hammered works, especially things from latter half of the Arts and Crafts period - around 1900 to 1920. I enjoy seeing Dirk van Erp's works, though my preference is for his designs other than his mica and copper lamps since they are a bit too simple for my personal taste though I certainly agree with you that they are quite popular and so I am in the minority.

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