A remarkable Private Collection of George Jensen silver will be offered at Dreweatts, Donnington Priory, on 7 November 2018.
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 the fine arts and metal smithing and he opened his first silversmithy in 1904 in Copenhagen. His beautiful Art Nouveau designs in silver were of the finest quality and they soon became popular and he expanded his Copenhagen headquarters; by the 1920s he also 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, 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)
A variety of designs
Other designs in the collection include: Cherry, Grape, Poppy, Louvre, Cosmos, Melon, Blossom, Louvre, Bernadotte and Sølv bud, and across a wide range of objects for the dining table, namely: 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 jug is 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 and stylish Bernadotte design.
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A Private Collection of Georg Jensen Silver will be offered in Contemporary Living, November 7, the auction starts at 10.30am.
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Top, lot 232, Danish silver Louvre bowl, post 1945,
designed by Georg Jensen; est. £1,000-1,500 (+fees). Lot 235, partly showing, a pair of Danish silver comports and covers, post 1945, designed by Johan Rohde; est. £800-1,200 (+fees)