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 # 151Cross pendant
Georg Jensen HK Sterling silver Cross pendant # 151, solv
GEORG JENSEN SILVER JEWELRY sterling DENMARK brooch # 357
Georg Jensen sterling silver brosch #357 by Ibe Dahlquist, Denmark
Modernist GEORG JENSEN SILVER JEWELRY HK #307 Sterling brooch
Mid Century Georg Jensen sterling silver brosch #307 by Henning Koppel, Denmark
Georg Jensen Silver jam jar no. 583a Pyramid pattern
Georg Jensen Silversmith s Pyramid pattern Art Deco Sterling Silver JAM JAR No. 583 (A), designed by Harald Nielsen 1929, Execution Copenhagen 1933-44
Georg Jensen Sterling Poppy Pomegranate Candelabrum 324
Georg Jensen Silversmithy, Art Nouveau, handmade Sterling silver, Pomegranate Candelabra or Poppy pair of Candelabrum 324, Copenhagen 1925-32, Denmark
Georg Jensen silver 925 tray for a cruet set 433 C
Georg Jensen silversmithy, Design Georg Jensen 1926, Handmade, small Sterling silver round serving tray, tray for a cruet set, glass serving tray 433 C, Copenhagen 1954, Denmark.
Georg Jensen 925 Silver Tray by Johan Rohde No. 45 D
ANTIQUE GEORG JENSEN SILVER TRAY #45 D by Johan ROHDE Sterling Denmark
Georg Jensen silver Design Johan Rohde Serving tray 305 B
Rare Georg Jensen Sterling hors doeuvres tray with rim and ball feet by Johan Rohde ca.1925
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 Sterling silver large Art Deco round serving tray 510
Georg Jensen Silversmiths, Design Gustav Pedersen ca.1927, Art deco, handmade Sterling silver, large round serving tray, glass serving tray # 510, like the Pyramid pattern, Copenhagen 1950, Denmark.
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