Bent Knudsen kinetic 'mobile' 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
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 necklace, which looks and moves like a mobile, is a departure from the more classical Danish design and reflects a more whimsical spirit.