Silver Vase, Georg Jensen
Classic Jensen silver vase in tulip shape. Its body opens outward with a lightly hammered exterior.
The piece stands on a triple stepped circular stand. A perimeter beaded rim separates the base from the body.
Below the rim is a decorative groove, also circumferential, inset into the wall.
The rim of the vase is flanged.
This Jensen silver vase is of timeless design and is in excellent condition.
Height: 6.18 in (15.7 cm), Weight: 10.86 ounces (308g)
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. This Jensen silver vase is a great example of his style.