A remarkable Private Collection of George Jensen silver will be offered at Dreweatts, Donnington Priory, on November 7.
The extensive 150 lot group was acquired directly from Georg Jensen in the past 20 years and features every imaginable piece to create the most stylish dining table, as we look ahead to the festive season.
Georg Jensen (1866-1935) was educated in both fine arts and metalsmithing and opened his first silversmithy in 1904 in Copenhagen. The beauty and quality of his Art Nouveau designs soon became popular and he expanded his Copenhagen headquarters; by the 1920s he had premises in Berlin, London and New York.
A number of designers worked for Georg Jensen, notable amongst these was Johan Rohde (1856-1935) who was also a painter and lithographer. Rohde played an important role in the development of Danish craftsmanship through his work at Jensen.
Johan Rohde’s Acorn pattern features in the collection in the form of cutlery and table services, and dinner plates.
Other designs in the collection include: Cherry, Grape, Poppy, Louvre, Cosmos, Melon, Blossom, Louvre, Bernadotte and Sølv bud, and these appear in the form of a wide range of pedestal bowls, candlesticks, candelabra, sauce boats, vegetable dishes and covers, pitchers, jugs, centrepiece bowls and trays.
Sigvard Bernadotte (1907-2002) the Swedish prince and industrial designer also contributed to the firm’s output.
His Bernadotte is jug recognised as one of his most enduring signature pieces.
The collection includes strawberry bowls, cream jugs, vases, bowls and a soup ladle in the subtle, stylish Bernadotte design.
A Private Collection of Georg Jensen Silver will be offered in Contemporary Living, November 7, the auction starts at 10.30am.