GEORG JENSEN 1866-1935, The danish silversmith
Georg Jensen was born in 1866. He apprenticed as a goldsmith and then studied at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen, from which he graduated in 1892 as a sculptor.
To augment his income, he worked as a journeyman for the Danish silversmith Mogens Ballin. This period proved to be fateful, for it is here that he made his decision to work in silver. After initial successes at exhibitions, he opened his own workshop in Bredgade 36, Copenhagen in 1904 where he made jewelry, hollowware, and flatware. – Blossom pattern Tea Pot #2, Blossom pattern silver cutlery #84 – His method of working with silver was to make Jensen a pioneer of the art in the 20th century. He did not polish the silver, but preferred a matt finish with visible hammer blows. – 1906 CONTINENTAL pattern Silver cutlery – He also had a strong sense of form. Jensen decorated his pieces with stylized flowers or lush grapes The GRAPE pattern silver bowl #263 – often using fruit as a motif for his jewelry – and preferred stones such as green agate, blue lapis lazuli, amber or malachit. His goal was to unite beauty and practicality in his pieces. He soon enjoyed widespread recognition as a silversmith and became known beyond Denmark’s borders. Many talented artists worked under Jensen’s tutelage, including Johan Rohde – ACORN KINGS KÖNIG pattern silver cutlery – , who had no small part in the success of Jensen’s silver workshop. HARALD NIELSEN PYRAMID pattern SILVER CUTLERY & Holloware – , whose works were closest to those of Jensen, is another as well as OTTO GUNDLACH PETERSEN CACTUS pattern SILVER CUTLERY – or after World War II, the sculptor Henning Koppel CARAVEL pattern SILVER CUTLERY.Georg Jensen died in 1935; his silver workshop however lived on, as Jensen was able to pass his business on to capable colleagues during his lifetime.
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Georg Jensen Sterling silver teapot, Blossom #2
Georg Jensen Sterling silver teapot, Blossom pattern #2, Georg Jensen silversmiths, Copenhagen, 1930s, Denmark. The timeless classic.
Georg Jensen Sterling silver, serving tray #2 E Blossom
Georg Jensen Sterling silver, serving tray #2 E Blossom pattern, Copenhagen Denmark ca.1950
Georg Jensen silver blossom pattern oval sugar box 2A
Georg Jensen Silversmiths, Design Georg Jensen, danish Art Nouveau, handmade Sterling silver, ‘Blossom’ pattern, oval sugar box # 2, Copenhagen Denmark
Georg Jensen silver Blossom pattern 3XL serving Tray 2 K
Georg Jensen silversmithy, design Georg Jensen 1905, Blossom pattern, handcrafted very large Sterling silver oval serving tray with handles 2K, Copenhagen ca. 1950 Denmark.
Henning Koppel Georg Jensen sterling silver wall clock 1401
Georg Jensen wall clock # 1401, Design: Henning Koppel 1978, Execution: Georg Jensen Silversmith’s, Copenhagen 1999, Denmark, 925 silver, sterling silver, enamelled aluminum and glass
Verner Panton, Georg Jensen Sterling XXL Centerpiece Bowl 1302
Georg Jensen Silversmiths, Design Verner Panton 1988, hand-crafted Sterling silver XXL huge Bowl, the tray was nicknamed the Car Crash, Centerpiece 1302 – one of Denmark’s most influential 20th Century designes – Copenhagen ca. 1988, Denmark. handmade
Georg Jensen Mid Century Modern Silver round tray No.1116
Georg Jensen silver mid century modern tray #1116 designed by Soren Georg Jensen 1963 Copenhagen Denmark
Georg Jensen silver xxl centerpiece bowl design Allan Scharff 1343
Modernist Georg Jensen Silversmiths, Design Allan Scharff 1993. No.1343, Mid Century Modern, handmade very large, Sterling silver centerpiece bowl, Copenhagen Denmark
Georg Jensen silver, pyramid pattern gravy boat 686 1933-77
Georg Jensen silversmiths, Designed Harald Nielsen Pyramid pattern handmade Sterling silver sauce, gravy boat 686, Copenhagen, Denmark 1933-44
Hans Hansen Mid Century Modern jewelry sterling silver ring
Mid century Modern, Space Age, Hans Hansen Silversmith, designer Karl Gustav Hansen handcrafted sterling silver expressive ring
Georg Jensen silver cutlery, continental pattern, table spoon
Georg Jensen silver cutlery Antik Continental dinner spoon. Table spoon, dining spoon, pattern / model: ANTIK / Continental, design: Georg Jensen 1906.