Jensen Pyramid Candelabras, a pair, by Georg Jensen and Harald Nielsen
These Jensen Pyramid candelabras stand on a round flat stand. Two arms rise outward from the stepped base, swinging like flower stalks.
Four spheres and stylized small leaves decorate the lower part of the base. It stands on a flat plate with several recesses.
The profiled arms of the Jensen pyramid candelabras end in curved, small and stylized leaf elements, from which the round, smooth-walled, slightly outward curved spout then rises.
At the bottom it has a small circumferential wax plate, held by a small double-stepped base.
The Jensen “Pyramid” candelabras are very harmonious, very elegant and proportionally well balanced.
They are in excellent condition.
H: 5.71 in (14.5cm), Length: 8.07 in (20.5cm), Diameter: 3.94 in (10cm) (base)
Georg 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 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. It also left a lasting impact on Scandinavian silverwork. These Jensen “Pyramid” candelabras is a great example of his style.