1970s Sterling Silver "Omena" Earrings by Tapio Wirkkala
Lovely earrings by celebrated Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala produced by Kultakeskus Oy. Designed in the early 1970s, the piece is titled "omena", Finnish for apple. Details such as the hammering of the silver and their abstract "cut-out" style have all been masterfully executed by hand. The piece is striking in its modernity while harkening also to the diverse anthropological sources which inspired Wirkkala.
Year: c. 1975
Material: Sterling silver + rhodium plating.
Stamps: Kultakeskus Oy, 925, TW Condition: Excellent