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Inga-Britt "Ibe" Dahlquist

(Sweden, 1924-1996)
Estimate
8 000 - 10 000 SEK
707 - 883 EUR
752 - 940 USD
Hammer price
16 000 SEK
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Finland: Kuvasto

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Cecilia Andrén
Stockholm
Cecilia Andrén
Head specialist Jewellery
+46 (0)790 78 03 20
Inga-Britt "Ibe" Dahlquist
(Sweden, 1924-1996)

a bronze necklace "Nefertiti".

Width 33 mm, length 40 cm, weight 125 g. Signed Ibe Dahlquist.

Exhibitions

"Nutidssmycken", Nationalmuseum Stockholm 1959
"The International Exhibition of Modern Jewellery", Goldsmiths Hall London 1961
"Form fantasi", Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm 1964

More information

Like many other 1950s Swedish innovators of the tradition-laden art of jewellery, Ibe Dahlquist (1924-1996) trained as a designer at Konstfack. After completing her education, she settled in Visby and together with the silversmith Olov Barve, she created jewelry with a distinctive and modernist tone, Barve also graduated from Konstfack in the mid-1950s and they both worked together for several decades. Like other makers of the time, Dahlquist worked with "low" materials, including stones and fossils that she found on Gotland's shores, in opposition to traditional jewelry in precious stones and metals. Ibe Dahlquist was one of the participants in the legendary exhibition "The International Exhibition of Modern Jewellery" in London in 1961. The exhibition mixed established jewelry artists such as Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso with more traditional jewelry makers such as Harry Winston to show the varied nature of jewelry. Established sculptors were also invited and had their small wax sculptures cast in "low" materials such as bronze. Dahlquist also often and willingly worked in bronze and seems to have had a particular fondness for and ability to bring out the very best from the golden alloy. In 1965 she was recruited to the firm Georg Jensen and designed a number of pieces of jewelery for them with her unmistakable modernist but soft style. Ibe Dahlquist is today represented at, among others, the National Museum in Stockholm and the British Museum in London.

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