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 pair of Georg Jensen Splash earrings. Sterling silver, marked post 1945 stamp, sterling Denmark with style no 118 by Henning Koppel 1950's, designed as abstract open star shaped frames of silver with rounded peaked points, fitted with clip on attachm
A Georg Jensen pair of enamel earrings and bracelet by Bente Bonne, circa 1960, of geometric design, styled in sterling silver with blue enamel, earrings reference 132, bracelet reference 120, total length 170mm. (3)
A pair of Georg Jensen earrings by Astrid Fog. Sterling silver, hallmarked 925 S Denmark with style number 191, designed by Astrid fob (1911-1993), presented as single cushion shaped square panels of polished silver, each with a slightly indented central p
A pair of Georg Jensen earrings. Sterling silver, hallmarked Georg Jensen 925 S Denmark, style no 118, circa 1950's, designed by Henning Koppel, crafted as an abstract curved piece of open pierced silver work, fitted with clip on attachments. Boxed
A pair of vintage Georg Jensen Nanna Ditzel silver earrings. Sterling silver, hallmarked Georg Jensen 925 S Denmark with style number 126B, designed by iconic 70's designer Nanna Ditzel, crafted as hoop style earrings of creased and peaked form in poli
A pair of Georg Jensen Fusion earrings, 18ct rose, yellow and white gold, made as slightly bowed square shaped studs, detailed by three rows of gold, each with a shaped and curved edge line, connecting into one another, domed profile, fitted with pierced p
Georg Jensen, Henning Koppel Splash bracelet and earrings, sterling silver, design number 321, stamped '925S Denmark 88 Georg Jensen', sterling silver earrings with screw backings, design number 118, stamped '925s Denmark 118 Georg Jensen' (3), total weigh
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