Vintage sterling brooch by Norway's Premier Designer, Tone Vigeland, circa 1960-63. 2 1/8 inch wide by 2 1/2 inch long.
Hallmarked on the back: ND (Norway Design), TV (Tone Vigeland), + (Plus Studios) Sterling.
Born in Oslo in 1938, she is still designing. Upon graduating from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Tone apprenticed at the metal workshop, PLUS in Fredrikstad, Norway from 1959 - 1961. This brooch is from that early period. Amongst her earliest accolades is having her jewelry chosen for the Norwegian exhibition at the XII Triennale in Milan 1960, and the Montreal World's Fair - Expo 67.
Her work is in the collections of: The Museum of Art & Design, New York; The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Canada; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.