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A stunning Private Collection of Georg Jensen silver

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.

Lot 257, a Danish silver oval fish dish, drainer and cover,
post 1945, designed by Johan Rohde, 1919
Est. £20,000-30,000 (+fees)

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.

Lot 114, set of ten Danish silver Acorn pattern dinner plates,
post 1945, designed by Johan Rohde, 1915
Est. £5,000-7,000 (+fees)

Johan Rohde’s Acorn pattern features in the collection in the form of cutlery and table services, and dinner plates.

Lot 222, Danish silver Cherry centrepiece bowl,
post 1945, designed by Georg Jensen, 1927
Est. £2,500-3,500 (+fees)

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.

Lot 214, pair of Danish silver Bernadotte cream jugs or pitchers,
post 1945, est. £1,500-2,000 (+fees)

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.

Top, lot 232, Danish silver Louvre bowl, post 1945,
designed by Georg Jensen, est. £1,000-1,500 (+fees)
Lot 235, pair of Danish silver comports and covers, post 1945,
designed by Johan Rohde, est. £800-1,200 (+fees)

A Private Collection of Georg Jensen Silver will be offered in Contemporary Living, November 7, the auction starts at 10.30am.

Browse the full catalogue here