Sugar Coaster by Georg Jensen
This rare Jensen sugar coaster stands on a round stand and the base takes the form of small volutes and floral elements. In the center of these elements is a sphere, which is decorated with diamond-shaped decorative grooves.
Furthermore, the wall of the body is smooth and widens conically upwards. The rim swings slightly outward and above it is the decagonal lid, which tapers upward. The individual fields are floral openwork on one side and smooth on the other. Finally, a small stylized flower decorates the lid, which forms a formal conclusion in addition to the base.
This beautiful sugar coaster is very large and it is in excellent condition.
Height: 8.27 in (21cm), Weight: 10.75 ounces (305g)
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 rare sugar coaster is a great example of Jensen’s style.