Georg Jensen Silver Bowl “Cactus” by Georg Jensen and Gundorph Albertus
Georg Jensen silver bowl on a round, flat stand. The bowl is by Danish designers Gundorph Albertus and Georg Jensen. It rises from the base with a plain and smooth wall, widely curving upwards.
A circulating band directly above the stand has a stylized, floral pattern. Additionally, a fine decorative groove serves as a demarcation to the plain body. It is suitable for various uses and is a very decorative unique piece.
Ø: 7.67 inches (19,5 cm), H: 4.33 inches (11 cm)
18.51 ounces (525 g)
Georg Arthur Jensen (1866-1935)
Georg Jensen was born in Raadvad, a town north of Copenhagen on August 31, 1866. After an apprenticeship as a goldsmith at the age of fourteen and his graduation from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Jensen worked as a journeyman artist for many years. However, after finding little commercial success as a sculptor, he founded his own silversmithy in Copenhagen in 1904.
Drawing from the natural beauty of his childhood home, Jensen’s style was characterized, among other things, by the high quality of its craftsmanship and its use of ornaments in the shape of flora and fauna. Soon, Jensen’s smithy became one of the most significant silversmithies in the world. It also left a lasting impact on Scandinavian silverwork. This silver bowl is a prime example of Georg Jensen’s style.