Centerpiece by Georg Jensen, Copenhagen 1992
A large Centerpiece by Danish designer Georg Jensen. It has an oval shape, the plain bowl rests on a very elaborate stand.
A band of grapes and vines surround the double-stepped stand.
These are very vivid and finely worked.
Above this is a band of rectangular elements, which form a soft transition to the bowl. The bowl has a rising, wide-sweeping wall with a turned-down, rounded rim.
Four small movable handles adorn all four sides, also worked in the form of the grapes and vines. Thus, they contrast with the simplicity of the bowl itself. The centerpiece comes with the original mahogany case.
Length: 14.56 inches (37cm), Width: 11.06 inches (28cm), Height: 5.31 inches (13,5cm);
Weight: 83.95 ounces (2380g)
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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, later, his graduation from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Jensen worked as a journeyman sculptor 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, and left a lasting impact on Scandinavian silverwork. This large centerpiece is a prime example of Jensen’s style.