Danish silversmith Georg Jensen (1866 - 1934) served his apprenticeship under Holm of Svartgade, Copenhagen and became a journeyman in 1884, at the same time taking classes in art, modelling and engraving. From 1897 he studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and briefly worked for Bing & Grondahl
In the 1890s, he came under the influence of Mogens Ballin and spent some time in his workshop in 1899. In 1900, he won a scholarship which took him to Italy and France. On his return, he established a small porcelain factory with Joachim Petersen but this proved unsuccessful and he opened his first workshop in 1904 producing a small selection of silver jewellery.
He specialised in semi-precious stones and enamelware set in silver, and his designs for brooches, buckles and pendants were inspired by nature and the ideals of the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts movement.
In 1907, he began collaborating with the painter Johan Rohde in translating the forms of post-Impressionist painting into the medium of silver. The cutlery and table silver for which he is renown today belong to the latter part of his life (1914-1935). more...The earliest pieces by Jensen, from 1908 to 1910, when he won a gold medal for silverware at the Brussels International Exhibition, are much sought after.
After his death, the George Jensen brand continued, assisted by a group of talented designers he had recruited and nurtured. As one of the most talented, original, and influential silversmiths of the 20th century, Georg Jensen silver designs live on today as an international luxury brand with 94 fully owned stores and over 1200 employees.
In 2012 the Georg Jensen company was purchased by venture company Investcorp for $US140 million.
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A Georg Jensen sterling silver acorn pattern toddy ladle, post 1945, acorn or Konge, originally designed in 1915 by Johan Rodhe, the elegant ladle with a tapering fluted handle and pierced finial, the bowl with a double pourer; with maker's stamp and s
Georg Jensen three-piece silver tea set, c.1945, in pattern no: 80, designed in 1915, comprising cover pot, covered sugar bowl and creamer, of baluster form, with wood and silver beaded finial and slight domed covers, set with angled wood handles, total we
Georg Jensen (Danish, 1866-1935), Sterling Silver Footed Bowl, Model No. 197B, Post 1945, the round bowl with hammered surface and slightly everted rim, open-work stem decorated with foliage and berries, on spreading circular foot, stamped 'Georg Jense
An American sterling silver bowl, after 1940s, with mark of Georg Jensen Inc USA and marked sterling, a tapering deep bowl with floriform rim and a waisted base; hallmarked underside. Silver weight 170gr. Height 8 cm. Diameter 11.5 cm
A Georg Jensen Orchid bud vase by Harald Nielsen (1892-1977) with graduated pair of Georg Jensen boxes by Henning Koppel (1918-1981), all marked sterling with numbers 757, 1121, 325, vase 22 cm high, (3)
A graduated set of sterling silver Georg Jensen coasters by Harald Nielsen, each with typical with grapevine and foliate motif, 2 x large coaster (size 51D) 12 cm, 6 x (size 51B) 9 cm, 6 x (size 51C) 7.5 cm, 6 x (size 51) 6 cm diameter, total weight 667 gr
A Georg Jensen silver circular bowl, designed by Johan Rohde in 1912, Copenhagen, 1915/30, model No. 6, with a circular flared bowl raised on berried leaves and scrolls and stepped oval base, the base engraved 'Florence Stern Kahn – 1931', st
A Georg Jensen silver Blossom pattern shallow round dish, designed by Georg Jensen in 1905, Copenhagen, post 1945, model No 2A, the rim designed with blossom and scrolls, standard Georg Jensen & Wendel A/S factory marks, and model numbers, 19 cm diamet
A Georg Jensen silver Blossom pattern oval tray, designed by Georg Jensen in 1905, Copenhagen, post 1945, model No 2H, the oval hand beaten body with two loop blossom and scroll handles, standard factory marks, oval Georg Jensen mark, and model numbers, 36
An small oval Mexican sterling silver tray, 20th century, the Georg Jensen inspired tray, the rim slightly shaped at each end and embellished with berry motifs; stamp underside’silver weight 273gr. Length 25 cm. Width 15 cm
Georg Jensen, silver tazza, design no. 263, 1978, grape' pattern, the flared rim bowl decorated with pendant grapes, on a spiral stem rising from a spreading circular base, stamped 'Georg Jensen, Denmark, silver, D10, 263', approx. 278 grams he
Two pairs of Georg Jensen Harald Nielsen sterling silver Pyramid, salt & pepper shakers,, each stamped with Georg Jensen silver marks, three with earlier 'GJ' monogram marks. Height 4.5 cm, total weight 159gms
Georg Jensen sterling silver 'Cypress' Christening set comprising a fork, knife & napkin ring in a silk lined casing. Napkin ring inscribed 'Antony 18.8.58'. Condition good, some foxing to the case. Weight not including knife 59g
Georg Jensen, Pair of Sterling Silver Serving Dishes, with shell form handles, stamped 'Georg Jensen Sterling Denmark', together with English silver twin-handled bowl (3), weight approximately 85 grams
Georg Jensen, Silver Tea Service, Blossom Pattern, designed c. 1905, comprising a tea pot and cover, a milk jug and a sugar bowl with cover, with carved ivory handles, openwork blossom finials, each piece raised on three cast feet, stamped ' Georg Jensen 9
Two pairs of Georg Jensen sterling silver salt &, pepper shakers, No.902, designed by Sigvaard Bernadotte, marked to base Denmark, Georg Jensen, Sterling, & designers facsimile signature, each 5 cm high approx, 146grams approx
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