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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XXL GEORG JENSEN STERLING SILVER ART DECO CENTERPIECE BOWL #544 C by O G PEDERSEN COPENHAGEN DENMARK 1933-44 EXCELLENT CONDITION
CACTUS pattern GEORG JENSEN STERLING silver COCKTAIL CUP BEAKER # 572 D Gundorph Albertus
Georg Jensen, Baccarat crystal Decanter with Acorn pattern Sterling silver stopper #384
Georg Jensen Silversmiths, Design Harald Nielsen 1935, Handmade Sterling silver Art Deco tea pot No.875 B, Copenhagen ca. 1950, Denmark
Georg Jensen Silberschmiede, Sterling Silber, Trauben-Leuchter 263 A, Kopenhagen 1945-77, Dänemark
Georg Jensen Silber, TAZZA TRAUBENSCHALE # 264 A, GRAPE COLLECTION, Entwurf Georg Jensen 1918, Kopenhagen ca. 1950
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 Blossom Collection # 84 dinner fork, silver cutlery pattern: Magnolia. Design: Georg Jensen 1919. Execution: Georg Jensen silversmith, Copenhagen, silver 925, HANDMADE, sterling silver, SOLV, design
Georg Jensen, Pyramid pattern #600 Harald Nielsen design Art Deco handmade sterling silver ragout / vegetable – tureen
vintage GEORG JENSEN STERLING silver SERVING DISH #228 C, Copenhagen ca.1950
Georg Jensen Silversmiths, Design Sigvard Bernadotte, Handmade Sterling silver Elephant table bell # 219, Copenhagen 1933-44 Denmark