Extremely rare and beautiful solid Sterling silver pendant by the Scottish designer Norman Grant in lovely condition. Gorgeous design of hanging berries. Fully hallmarked for Norman Grant, NG, Sterling silver, Edinburgh. The date letter is difficult to read, but it looks like an S for 1973. These gorgeous pieces inspired by nature would make wonderful gifts or treats for yourself.
Nature offers solace in these challenging times and these pieces capture its beauty. Rare - I have only ever seen one pendant in this design.
Several pieces by Norman Grant can be found at the Aberdeen Art Gallery. From their National Acquisitions web pages.
Norman Grant was born in Forres, Moray in 1943 and studied at Grays School of Art in the 1960s. He was a student of David Hodge who established a goldsmithing and jewellery course at Grays in 1954, leading the department until he retired in 1975. Hodge remembered Grant as one of the students who made his teaching career memorable. In the late 1960s Grant began to design jewellery, initially working in a shed in his garden. His preferred medium was translucent enamel which he combined with sterling silver...
He was influenced by the natural forms of the coastal landscape he had grown up with. Inevitably these influences found their way into his early jewellery designs; microscopic plant cell structures, petals, stamens, seed heads, trees, driftwood, shells, seaweed, anemone-like forms and later fish, wave and cloud motifs can all be seen in his work. Measures approximately 3.5cm in length; 2.5cm in width at widest point. All my pieces are original and not reproduction.The item "NORMAN GRANT VINTAGE SCOTTISH STERLING SILVER BERRIES PENDANT 1973 RARE" is in sale since Sunday, December 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Fine Jewellery\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "olombelo" and is located in Scotland. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.