A hard-to-find relatively early piece of Scottish silver jewellery by renowned maker Ola Gorie who was based in Orkney. Ola Gorie is one of Scotland's finest and most celebrated modern antique jewellery designers. Born in Kirkwall, Orkney, she trained at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen before returning to Orkney in 1960, when she began to create her own unique antique jewellery. Gorie draws inspiration from the Norse heritage of Orkney as well as the natural forms of animals and plants from the islands. This classic Celtic pendant is one of her early designs and was influenced by stonework at Skara Brae- the stunningly-preserved stone age village on Orkney's west coast.
Preserved for millennia under shifting sand dunes, details including enigmatic rock symbols are as crisp as they were carved. This delicate pendant has the quality you can expect from a world-renowned, award-winning jeweller and a design that is ancient yet appeals in modern times. It features two birds heads facing opposite directions, each turning into a Celtic spiral. The bale of the necklace unusually is attached to the back of the piece so it hangs effortlessly from the chain.
Length 3cms x width 2cms, weight 4.3g, drop 23cms 9 ins. Please note photos are enlarged to show details; scale can be assessed by photo 9. Sorry vintage box is for display only and is NOT for sale. Purchasers can request cheaper options in advance on the understanding this is at their own risk. The item "VINTAGE OLA GORIE ORKNEY SCOTTISH SILVER PENDANT c1970's, 4.3g" is in sale since Saturday, June 19, 2021.
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Fine Jewellery\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "atlantaa" and is located in Perth, Perth and Kinross.
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