Bent Knudsen kinetic necklace
by: Bent Knudsen, Denmark
materials: sterling silver, glass
size: pendant 4 1/4" x 2 1/4", neck ring 4 5/8 across, 15 1/4" circumference
marks: Bent K, Denmark, Sterling
Bent Knudsen (1924-1997), who trained at Carl Cohr and then joined the renowned silversmith Hans Hansen, established his own shop in the mid-fifties with his wife, Anni. He produced wonderful, award-winning modernist designs in silver until the early 70s. This set - especially the necklace, which looks and moves like a mobile - is a departure from the more classical Danish design and reflects a more whimsical spirit.