A lovely 14k gold ring by Finnish designer Liisa Vitali. This design was part of a series from 1966 known as "ladybird" or "leppäkertu". It is a rare design from Vitali who was inspired by the natural forms she found in the countryside of her native Finland.
Liisa Vitali was part of an avant garde group of jewellers who pushed Finland onto the international stage of design in the 1960s. Beginning her career at a young age, she developed her skills working alongside designer Tapio Wirkkala at the firm of Westerback Oy. Vitali's designs have become quintessentially Finnish - her original creations are still reproduced today.
Year: 1970 Material: 14k gold Stamps: NW, Finnish assay stamp (crown), 585, Helsinki city stamp, R7 (1970) Condition: Excellent
Height of design: 2.5 cm / 1 inch Size: 9 Weight: 4.1 grams