Amazing silver bracelet #130B by Henning Koppel with smooth, organic “H” links. Lock with a large, round cabochon cut hematite stone. Weighty, luxurious design.
Designer: Henning Koppel
Maker: Georg Jensen
Dimensions: Length 18.5, width 2.8, depth 1 cm
Condition: Very good vintage condition consistent with age and use
About the artist: Henning Koppel’s (1918-1981) pioneering, organic designs in silver for Georg Jensen are in timeless demand with their bold, magnificently executed plastic forms. His creations for Georg Jensen and Bing & Grøndahl are classics of Scandinavian Modern design. Koppel originally studied sculpture under professor Einar Utzon-Frank at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Sculpture in 1936–37, followed by studies at Académie Ranson in Paris from 1938 to 1939. He lived in Sweden during the Second World War, like many other Danes with Jewish roots, and took up jewelry making during that period. Following his return to Denmark in 1945, he was tied to Georg Jensen. Henning Koppel’s unique artistic expression fused with the traditional craftsmanship methods mastered at Georg Jensen, and he emerged as an accomplished silver artist, creating jewelry, hollowware and cutlery. From 1961 until his death in 1981, Henning Koppel was also tied to Bing & Grøndahl Porcelænsfabrik, where he created tableware. Among Koppel’s awards are the Lunning Prize in 1953, Gold Medals at the Milan Triennale in 1951, 1954 and 1957 and the International Design Award of the American Institute of Interior Designers in 1963. Literature: The Lunning Prize, Nationalmusei utställningskatalog nr 489, 1986