Tone Vigeland “Sol” Brooch
Size: 2-1/8” diameter
Materials: Sterling silver
Tone Vigeland (1938-) is one of the most important Norwegian studio jewelers of the 20th century. From 1958-61 she worked for PLUS, the artisan cooperative founded by Per Tannum in 1958 and led by Erling Christoffersen and Anna Greta Eker, and she continued to create designs for them into the 1970’s. She is known for her sculptural jewelry some of which, like this piece, is easily wearable and others of which are more challenging. Vigeland’s work is in the collections of many museums including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and the Cooper Hewitt and Museum of Modern Art in New York.
This brooch, called “Sol” (sun), was designed by Vigeland for PLUS in 1960 and in production until 1985. It is shown on page 36 of the monograph "Tone Vigeland: Jewelry, Objects, Sculpture”.