The weight of this vintage, Wiwen Nilsson, Swedish, Sterling Silver, letter opener is 5.4 oz. It measures 9-1/2 inches in length and 1-1/8 inches wide. It is marked with the makers signature: Wiwen Nilsson, the Swedish silver hallmarks, sterling, Sweden and Y9 for the year 1973. Karl edvin (wiwen) nilsson (19 may 1897 in copenhagen - 8 january 1974) was a swedish silversmith and jeweler for the royals. As young, he learned the trade by studies and practical work for his father, ander nilsson in.
Lund, he educated himself abroad in germany between 1913 and 1914, and then later he continued more studies in 1919 and 1920. In 1927 he took over his father's business in lund. Wiwen nilsson made his debut with his work at the gothenburg exhibition in 1923 where his coffee service was appreciated as a bold and innovative modernistic piece. Nilsson became one of the 1900s most appreciated and well known silversmiths both in sweden and internationally.
During the 1940s he had a store in new york. This artist is known for his minimalist philosophy in everything he creates. The item "Vintage Wiwen Nilsson Swedish Sterling Silver Letter Opener 1973" is in sale since Tuesday, October 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.
925)\Other Antique Sterling Silver". The seller is "willsteff" and is located in New Port Richey, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.