1970s Liisa Vitali 14k Gold "Ladybird" Sphere Necklace - Sold
A lovely necklace by one of Finland's best known jewelry designers, Liisa Vitali. The gold pendant is from her "Leppäkertu" ("ladybirds") series of 1966. Inspired by nature, Vitali's designs are lively interpretations of her surroundings in rural Finland.
Liisa Vitali was part of an avant garde group of jewellers who in the 1960s pushed Finland onto the international stage of design. 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.