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 Pyramid pattern XXL serving tray 600 V
Georg Jensen Silversmiths, Design Harald Nielsen 1932, Pyramid pattern, hand crafted handmade, large continental oval Sterling silver serving tray with handles 600 V, Copenhagen 1945-1952 Denmark.
Georg Jensen Silber Besteck Muster Bernadotte
Georg Jensen Silberschmiede Besteck aus Sterlingsilber, Muster BERNADOTTE, Entwurf von SIGVARD BERNADOTTE 1939
Georg Jensen Silber Besteck Muster Kaktus
Georg Jensen Silberschmiede Besteck aus Sterlingsilber, Muster Kaktus, Entwurf von GUNDORPH ALBERTUS 1930
Georg Jensen Sterling Art Deco Pyramide Cocktail Shaker 774
GEORG JENSEN HARALD NIELSEN ART DECO STERLING HANDMADE ROOSTER Cocktail Shaker #774 Copenhagen Denmark 1933-1944 RARE DANK SOLV
Georg Jensen silver xxl round Pyramid serving tray 600 M
Pre war original continental Danish Georg Jensen Silversmiths, Design Harald Nielsen ca.1932, Pyramid pattern, hand crafted handmade, xxl large round Sterling silver serving tray, glass serving tray 600 M, Copenhagen 1933-44, Denmark.
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 Pyramid large Centerpiece Bowl 636
Georg Jensen Silversmiths, Design Harald Nielsen 1928, Art Deco Pyramid pattern, hand crafted handmade, large continental Sterling silver Centerpiece Bowl dish 636, Copenhagen 1933-1944 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 wine beaker 671 D
Original Georg Jensen Silversmiths, Design Harald Nielsen 1927, Pyramid pattern, hand crafted continental Sterling silver full silver wine beaker 671 D. cup, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Cactus pattern Georg Jensen silver cutlery egg cup 572
Georg Jensen Silberbesteck, EIERBECHER # 572, Muster Kaktus, Sterlingsilber, Kopenhagen ca. 1950
GEORG JENSEN Sterling Grapevine tazza grape bowl No.264 A
Georg Jensen Silber, TAZZA TRAUBENSCHALE # 264 A, GRAPE COLLECTION, Entwurf Georg Jensen 1918, Kopenhagen ca. 1950