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 gold and diamond Lina bracelet, Lina Falkesgaard for Georg Jensen. The open link bracelet bezel set at intervals with five brilliant diamonds of estimated total weight 0.26 carat. 18ct yellow gold. Weight 19.48 grams. Length 20 cm. Original box
A silver Georg Jensen bracelet by Flemming Eskildsen, sterling silver, circa 1960's, designed by Flemming Eskildsen style number 171, hallmarked to tongue piece Georg Jensen 925 S Denmark 171, presented as a series of polished oval shaped links of conc
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 Georg Jensen modernist Chequerboard suite by Ernst Forsmann, circa 1969, comprising necklace and bracelet, styled in sterling silver, both styled in sterling silver, reference 191, necklace total length 385mm, bracelet total length 185mm.
A significant Georg Jensen bracelet by Astrid Fog. Sterling silver, hallmarked 925 S Denmark, style number 193, the iconic bracelet designed by Astrid Fog (1911-1993) as a series of three interlocking rows of squared cushion shaped silver panels, each very
A rock crystal bangle by Georg Jensen, Vivian Torun BÜLOW-HÜBE, centrally set with a polished rock crystal quartz, mounted in sterling silver, signed Georg Jensen, Torun, inner diameter 650mm, accompanied by a Georg Jensen box.
A Georg Jensen Tri coloured Fusion bangle, 18ct yellow, white and rose gold, from the Fusion collection, designed as a solid oval shaped bangle with tri coloured bands of waved gold, each of polished finish in an abstract interlocking arrangement, complete
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