Vintage Lapponia Bjorn Weckstrom Finland Sterling "barbarella" Necklace
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Vintage Lapponia Bjorn Weckstrom Finland Sterling "barbarella" Necklace:
A vintage sterling silver Lapponia "Barbarella" necklace by respected international award winning Finnish artist Bjorn Weckstrom, crafted in 1972 for his famous "Space Series" jewellery collection. The necklace chain measures 28 inches ( 70 cm ) all around ,including the simple 1 inch hook clasp. The pendant measures 3 inches ( 90 mm ) by 2 inches (50 mm) wide. The necklace is clearly marked on the back of the pendant with the Lapponia cartouche: the Crown (the country mark of Finland), 925H, the "Lapponia" mark, and T7 for 1972. The necklace weighs 53 grams. Bjorn Weckstrom jewellery for Lapponia have a special cachet. His work was very chic in it's time and has become an important collectible. The name "Barbarella" must be a "homage" to the satirical science fiction film of that period, "Barbarella" with Jane Fonda. Yoko Ono appeared on American television wearing a Weckstrom ring. A famous Weckstrom necklace " Planetary Valleys" was worn by Princess Leia in Star Wars in 1977. This necklace is an original early example of that series!