Rare, early silver and enamel neckring by Ibe Dahlquist. Beautiful slender pendant with turquoise enamel and a silver cutout graphical pattern on top. Pieces with enamel are among the rarest to come by from Ibe’s production.
Designer: Ibe Dahlquist
Maker: Ibe Dahlquist
Dimensions: Height 6 cm (pendant), Diameter 12 cm (neckring)
Condition: Very good vintage condition consistent with age and use
About the artist: Inga-Britt “Ibe” Dahlquist (1924-1996) was one of Sweden’s foremost modernist silversmiths. She had her breakthrough in the 1950s with modernist and profoundly organic silver jewelry combined with local natural elements such as fossils and stones. Dahlquist also worked for Georg Jensen from 1965 and onwards, creating pieces that were more strictly modernist, however with organic expressions that resonated with her work in her own studio. Ibe Dahlquist shared a studio in Visby on the island of Gotland with fellow silversmith Olof Barve for several decades. Barve often executed the jewelry while Dahlquist focused on the designs.