Tapio Wirkkala Starry Sky ‘Tahtitaivas’ pendant with chain, in original box
Rare 1960’s design reproduced in the late twentieth century from this influential Finnish designer.
This stunning pendant was designed by the influential Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala for the Kulkakeskus Oy jewellery company. It is a 1960’s design that has been reproduced more recently in a limited edition by Kultakeskus Oy. It features four silver stars set with zircon in a gold plated abstract night sky.
It comes with a Wirkkala gold plated sterling silver snake chain, a leaflet about the designer and the original box.
Measurements: Pendant measures 55 mm (2 1/4″) long by 35 mm (1 3/8″) wide.
In good condition: no damage to the structure of the piece, although the gold plating has been worn through on many of the nodules of the design, to expose the sterling silver below. This does not detract from the appearance of the piece. (The silver can be kept bright by a gentle polish from a silver polishing cloth which I will include.) The finish of the box has been damaged by sticky tape. There is some wear to the gold plating of the chain.
I have adjusted the price to reflect the condition of each component.
Marked clearly to the reverse of the pendant with ‘TW’, the maker’s mark of a lion in a hexagon for Kultakeskus Oy and ‘925’ for Sterling Silver. The chain is marked at both ends with the maker’s mark and 925.
It will be sent by tracked post in the original box, which will be carefully protected. Please let me know if you would like me to add in a new black cardboard velour-lined gift box, in addition to the original box. Postage is free within the UK, please request a quote for overseas postage.
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Stella Ritzy Retro
Stella Ritzy Retro is my curated collection of twentieth century jewellery and accessories. My passion for vintage jewellery and history is combined to bring you distinctive pieces to treat yourself with, collect and give as gifts. I sell what I love: quality vintage pieces that I hope you will love too.
You will find a variety of jewellery in my shop but I have a particular interest in mid century and Scandinavian silver. I also sell some vintage accessories such as powder compacts and trinket boxes when I am able to source them. I have been selling on Etsy since 2018 with five star reviews and on Instagram as @stellaritzyretro where I highlight new items and share my obsession with all things vintage. Enjoy browsing and please contact me if you would like to know more about any item. Michele X
I accept payment by PayPal only. Please use the contact button to purchase and I will send you a PayPal invoice.
Free postage within the UK, competitive international prices.
Despatch time – within 3 working days
My usual posting days are Wednesday and Saturday. Once posted I will send you a message with your tracking reference number.
All items are sent by a tracked and insured postal service: Royal Mail Signed For within the U.K. and Tracked/Signed international services where available.
Your jewellery will be sent in a new black cardboard box unless the maker’s box is part of the sale. Vintage jewellery boxes shown in the listing photographs are for display only.
I use recycled padded envelopes and bubble wrap.
Gift wrapping service
I can gift wrap your item with quality wrapping paper, a fabric ribbon, matching gift tag and write your personal message for an extra £4. Please let me know if you require this when contacting me to purchase.
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic I am not accepting returns.
I honestly describe and photograph any defects or signs or wear in my stock. I am happy to provide more photographs and information about any of the items on sale, just send me a message. I have been trading online on another major website since June 2018 with five star reviews and I take great care to ensure I accurately and honestly describe my items for sale.
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Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy
Returns and exchanges
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic I am not accepting returns or exchanges.
I honestly describe and photograph any defects or signs of wear in my stock. I am happy to provide more photographs and information about any of the items on sale, just send me a message.
Please inform me within 24 hours of placing your order if you wish to cancel the sale and I will issue a full refund. I cannot refund you if the item has been posted.