A brass medallion pendant by Finnish jewelry designer Pentti Sarpaneva (1925-1978) dating back to the 1960s. Sarpaneva was inspired by elements of the Finnish landscape, by traditional lace, and by the materials themselves, which were often left uncut or unpolished. He produced emotive avant-garde designs that have become increasingly sought after in recent years.
The pendant evokes a brutalist aesthetic, with its bold claw like form tapering at one end and widening at the other. A tiger's eye is embedded in the pendant just above an oval shaped gap. Comes with a chain.
pendant 4.75 x 3 inches; chain 12.5 inch