A necklace and bracelet suite, by Bent Gabrielsen Pedersen for Hans Hansen
Each composed of a continuous row of elongated triangular overlapping links, signed Hans Hansen, patterns 315 and 238, bracelet with sponsor’s mark DSD and UK import mark, lengths: necklace 36.2cm, bracelet 17.7cm (2)
The bracelet was designed in 1958 by Pedersen for the Hans Hansen firm.
Hans Hansen (1884-1940) was a Danish designer and silversmith. In 1906, he opened a workshop in Kolding, Denmark, which was taken over by his son Karl Gustav following his death in 1940. Whilst Hansen retailed his jewellery independently, he supplied various designs which were manufactured and retailed by Georg Jensen. In 1991 the firm was taken over by Georg Jensen. The bracelet was later given the name ‘Peak’ and is still in production.
Literature: See Ingvordsen, Jans ‘The Jewellery Box; Danish Jewellery Art of the 20th Century”, Strandberg Publishing, Copenhagen, 2017, pp 206-207 where this bracelet is illustrated.
Please note that the title should read ‘A necklace and bracelet suite, by Bent Gabrielsen Pedersen for Hans Hansen’, and not as it appears in the printed catalogue.