Modern Silver

Modern Scandinavian silver is strongly associated with the Danish designer and silversmith Georg Jensen. His unique and sculptural style was firmly grounded in the early 20th-century Art Noveau movement, also known as jugend in Norther Europe. Georg Jensen worked as a gold smith’s apprentice at an early age but later went on to study sculpture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. His studies and his work as a modeler at the Bing & Grøndal porcelain factory provided a foundation for his future designs as a silversmith. In 1904 he gave up ceramics and founded his own company, Georg Jensen Silversmiths, where his Art Nouveau works quickly became a success. Several famous designers were invited to collaborate and inspire generations to come, among them Harald Nielsen, Johan Rohde, Sigvard Bernadotte and Henning Koppel. Early designs from Georg Jensen’s workshop are very much sought after on the market today. Be it the beautiful “Konge” silver flatware service, an important silver bowl or smaller object for everyday use as magnifying glasses, letter openers or table bells, all equally exquisite in design and function.

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