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 silver cutlery cactus 30 salad fork 1933-44
Extra rare salad fork, model: KAKTUS / CACTUS, Design: Gundorph Albertus 1930, Execution: Georg Jensen silversmith’s, Copenhagen 1933-44, sterling silver, squaremark
Georg Jensen silver cutlery cactus 30 iced tea spoon
Iced tea spoon, latte macchiato spoon, lemonade spoon, pattern: KAKTUS / CACTUS, Design: Gundorph Albertus 1930, Execution: Georg Jensen silversmith’s, Copenhagen approx. 1950, sterling silver
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 Silver pyramid pattern xxl fish dish 600
Georg Jensen Silversmity, design Harald Nielsen, pyramid pattern, handcrafted Sterling silver Art Deco xxl fish dish with pierced insert 600, Copenhagen Denmark 1933-1944.
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 XXL candle stick 691 B
Vintage Georg Jensen Silversmiths, Design Harald Nielsen 1930, Art Deco Pyramid pattern, hand crafted handmade, large continental Sterling silver candle holder candle stick 691 B, Copenhagen 1933-1944 Denmark.
Georg Jensen Silver pyramid pattern xxl candlestick 860
Georg Jensen Silversmity, design Harald Nielsen, pyramid pattern, handcrafted Sterling silver Art Deco xxl pair of candlesticks no. 860, Copenhagen Denmark 1933-1944.
Georg Jensen silver Art Deco candlestick 604 B
Georg Jensen Silversmithy, design Harald Nielsen 1930, Danish handcrafted Art Deco Sterling silver candlestick 604. “Sidney” Mark of Georg Jensen, Copenhagen, 1933-1944 Denmark.
Pair of Art Deco Georg Jensen silver candelabras 623B
Pair of four-armed Art Deco Candleholders # 623 B, Design: Otto Gundlach Pedersen, Execution: Georg Jensen Silversmiths, Copenhagen 1933-51, Sterling silver, 925 silver
Georg Jensen silver Bernadotte design, candlestick 1050
Georg Jensen Silversmithy, Design Sigvard Bernadotte 1956, Machine age, Mid-Century Modern handcrafted Sterling Silver menorah, candleholder, Candlestick, two arm Candelabra 1050, Copenhagen Denmark around 1950-1960
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