GEORG JENSEN

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The Danish silver company Georg Jensen was founded in 1904 and by the 1920s it had shops all over the world.
Georg Jensen used these hallmarks:

Jensen hallmark 1901-1908 Jensen hallmark 1909-1914 Jensen hallmark 1915-1927 Jensen hallmark 1915-1930
1901-1908
1909-1914
1915-1927
1915-1930
Jensen hallmark 1925-1932 Jensen hallmark 1933-1944 Jensen hallmark 1945-1951 Jensen hallmark since 1945
1925-1932
1933-1944
1945-1951
since 1945

designer's marks sometimes joined to Jensen maker's mark
Johan Rohde
(1856-1935)
Gundolph Albertus
(1887-1970)
Harald Nielsen
(1892-1977)
Arno Malinowski
(1899-1976)
Johan Rohde (1856-1935) Gundolph Albertus (1887-1970) Harald Nielsen (1892-1977) Arno Malinowski (1899-1976)
Sigvard Bernadotte(1907-2002)
Henning Koppel
(1918-1981)
Bent Gabrielsen
(1918-)
Nanna Ditzel
(1923-2005)
Vivianna Torun
Bulow-Hube
(1927-2004)
Count Sigvard Bernadotte (1907-2002) Henning Koppel (1918-1981) Bent Gabrielsen (1918-) Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005) Vivianna Torun Bulow-Hube (1927-2004)

JENSEN flatware patterns

Acadia Just Andersen 1934?

acadia pattern

Acanthus Johan Rohde 1917

acanthus pattern

Acorn Johan Rohde 1915

acorn pattern

Argo Magnus Stephensen 1961

argo pattern

Beaded Georg Jensen 1916

beaded pattern

Bernadotte Sigfred Bernadotte 1930

bernadottes patten

Bittersweet Gundorph Albertus 1940

bittersweet pattern

Blossom Georg Jensen 1919

blossom pattern

Cactus Gundorph Albertus 1930

cactus pattern

Caravel Henning Koppel 1957

caravel pattern

Continental Georg Jensen 1906

continental pattern

Coral Georg Jensen 1905-06  
Cypress Tias Eckhoff 1934

cypress pattern

Dahlia Sigfred Wegner 1912

dahlia pattern

Elsinore Harald Nielsen 1937

elsinore pattern

Fuchsia Georg Jensen 1904

fuchsia patten

Lily of the Valley Georg Jensen 1918

lily of the valley patten

Margrethe Rigmor Andersen
Annelise Bjorne
1965

margrethe pattern

Mayan Johan Rohde 1937

mayan pattern

Nordic O.Gundlach Pedersen 1937

nordic pattern

Old Danish Harald Nielsen 1947

Old Danish pattern

Parallel O.Gundlach Pedersen 1931

parallel pattern

Persian Johan Rohde 1940  
Pyramid Harald Nielsen 1926

pyramid pattern

Rope Georg Jensen 1916

rope pattern

Rose Georg Jensen 1913

rose patten

Scroll Johan Rohde 1927

scroll pattern

Viking Georg Jensen 1927

viking pattern

16 Georg Jensen 1906  
18 Georg Jensen 1912  
19 Georg Jensen 1914  
21 Georg Jensen

pattern 21

83 Georg Jensen 1914

patten 83

145 Georg Jensen 1906  
164 Harald Nielsen 1934  

GEORG JENSEN HISTORY
The Danish silver company Georg Jensen was founded in 1904 and by the 1920s it had shops all over the world. The son of a blacksmith and born in 1866, Georg Jensen grew up in a poor family in the little industrial town of Raavad north of Copenhagen. When he was 14, his family moved to Copenhagen where he apprenticed with a goldsmith. In his spare time, he took drawing, geometry, engraving, and modeling courses during which time he decided to become a sculptor. After graduating in 1892, he first made art pottery than he decided he would return to his old craft of metalsmithing to support his family making silver jewelry to his own designs. Finally, in 1904, he opened his own shop in Copenhagen and soon had 60 people working for him. His designs were a success, but his business acumen was not as he constantly needed to rely on new investors. In 1925, he left the company and moved to Paris to start a new workshop, but this venture was unsuccessful and he returned to Copenhagen. There, he rejoined the company as the artistic director where he continued to design for the company bearing his name until his death.
The Georg Jensen name has always carried the mantle of the highest quality silver, made using the most expensive techniques of production. At one time, Jensen made 33 flatware patterns, 23 of which are no longer produced, and about 1200 holloware items such as bowls, candelabra, pitchers, tea sets, trays, vases, wine coolers, and covered fish platters. Like Georg Jensen jewelry, many holloware pieces were embellished with semiprecious stones like amber, amethyst, garnet, lapis lazuli, malachite, opal, and quartz. Over the years before his death in 1935, Jensen hired a series of talented designers who were allowed to go their own ways.
Some of the firm's more notable designers include: Johan Rohde (1856-1935) Just Andersen (1884-1943) Gundolph Albertus (1887-1970) Harald Nielsen (1892-1977) Arno Malinowski (1899-1976) Count Sigvard Bernadotte (1907-2002) Henning Koppel (1918-1981) Bent Gabrielsen (1918-) Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005) Vivianna Torun Bulow-Hube (1927-2004).
As such, Jensen's greatest talent may have been his ability to find and nurture other talents. One of the most talented, original, and influential silversmiths of the 20th century, Georg Jensen silver designs live on today as one of the most highly sought examples of the art of fine silver.


JENSEN photo gallery

Coffee set
designer Johan Rhode
c. 1920 Three piece coffee set 
Designer Sigvard Bernadotte 
c.1930 Three piece 
coffee set 
c. 1940 Three piece tea set 
designer Georg Jensen c. 1920
Coffee set
designer Johan Rhode
c. 1920
Three piece coffee set
designer Sigvard
Bernadotte c.1930
Three piece
coffee set c.1940
Three piece tea set designer Georg Jensen c. 1920

 
compote
designer Alphonse LaPaglia Candy compote
1933/1944 compote with 
swirling stem 
and grapes 
after 1945 Soup tureen
c. 1940-1950
compote
designer
Alphonse LaPaglia
Candy compote
1933/1944
compote with swirling
stem and grapes
after 1945
Soup tureen
c. 1940-1950

 
Acorn cruet set
designer Johan Rhode Teapot Teapot with fluted 
ivory handle c. 1930 Open salt
1915/1930
Acorn cruet set
designer Johan Rhode
Teapot
Teapot with fluted
ivory handle c. 1930
Open salt
1915/1930

 
Hot water kettle
designer Johan Rhode
c. 1918 Two light candelabra
pattern Pomegranade
c.1918 Covered jug
pattern Cosmos
designer Johan Rhode
c.1930
Hot water kettle
designer Johan Rhode
c. 1918
Two light candelabra
Pomegranade pattern
c.1918
Covered jug pattern Cosmos
designer Johan Rhode
c.1930

 
spoon and fork
pattern Cactus Demitasse spoon
pattern Acanthus
c. 1917 Spoon and fork
pattern '83'
spoon and fork
Cactus pattern
Demitasse spoon
Acanthus pattern
c. 1917
Spoon and fork
pattern '83'

 
Flatware set
Acorn pattern Flatware set
Bernadotte pattern
Flatware set Acorn pattern
Flatware set Bernadotte pattern

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