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 bangle wristwatch by Georg Jensen, designed by Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe, quartz movement, circular mirrored dial, signed case and movement, 18ct gold case and integral open bangle band, reference 1326, stamped Torun M, 33mm diameter
A Georg Jensen Vice chronograph wristwatch, ref, 390 in stainless steel, designed by Nicholas Barth Nassbaumer with silver dial, 3 subsidiary dials, date window on a 22 jewell Eta quartz movement, diameter including Crown 45mm. Boxed, (needs battery)
A Georg Jensen wristwatch, stainless steel, marked to case back Georg Jensen Denmark, designed by Andreas Mikkelsen with style no: 369, quartz movement fitted, round case, flat bezel, white dial with markers and two hands, fitted to fancy link bracelet wit
Georg Jensen, Vivianna Torun Bulow-Hube bangle watch, stainless steel watch with a silver mirror dial, stamped 'Georg Jensen Denmark, Stainless, Water Resistant, Design 326', includes Georg Jensen box, total weight of 43 grams, size large
Georg Jensen Vivianna Torun Bulow-Hube a lady's 18ct gold cuff watch 'Vivianna' model no 1227 case 7687001, circa 1970, manual winding nickel lever movement, 17 jewels, mirror finish dial, flat bezel, circular case to a tapered bangle, movement, case and b
Vivianna Torun Bulow-Hube for Georg Jensen, Denmark open bangle watch, first designed 1969, design number 336, serial number 1057, quartz movement with stainless steel case and band. Diameter 16.5mm, stamped with makers mark, with original manufacturers bo
Vivianna Torun B¦low-H¦be, watch, oval face, underside stamped 'Georg Jensen, Denmark, Stainless, 222, Torun, 229', original leather band with silver buckle signed 'Georg Jensen', manufactured by Georg Jensen
A bangle wristwatch by Georg Jensen designed by Vivianna Torun B?low-H?be, manual wind movement, circular silvered dial, signed case and movement, sterling silver case and band, reference 227, 34mm diameter
A wristwatch by Georg Jensen designed by Henning Koppel, quartz movement, circular white dial, signed case, dial and movement, 18ct white gold case and chocolate crocodile print leather bands, case number 1610, 38mm diameter
A Georg Jensen wristwatch designed by Jorgen Moeller, quartz, circular blue dial with white baton numerals, sweep seconds hand, signed case, dial and movement, stainless steel case and purple leather bands, 32mm diameter, with box.
A gents Georg Jensen wristwatch quartz, circular blue dial with baton numerals, signed case, dial and movement, stainless steel case and conforming bracelet bands. Diameter 3.5 cm, total length 21 cm, with box and papers
A ladies Georg Jensen wristwatch quartz circular round silvered dial with applied baton numerals signed case dial and movement sterling silver case and articulated mesh bracelet bands design reference 2346 designed Thorup and Bonderup total length 15 cm 2.
Gentleman's stainless steel wrist watch by Georg Jensen, with a quartz movement, a circular case, a silvered dial, raised dot hour markers, a signed case and dial and its original detachable mesh bracelet
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