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.

 
GAB, eight silver plates, Stockholm, 1955.
Final bid 
21 000 SEK
Estimate 
15 000 SEK
WIWEN NILSSON, silver cuttlery, 32 pcs, 1938-1940 Sweden.
Final bid 
14 061 SEK
Estimate 
16 000 SEK
Two pair + one Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe silver earrings.
Final bid 
5 200 SEK
Estimate 
2 000 SEK
A Märta af Ekenstam silver table lamp, Malmö 1920.
Final bid 
3 500 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 SEK
A pair of silver candlesticks by GAB, dated 1953.
Final bid 
3 210 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
a 20th century magnifying glass, with silver rim.
Final bid 
3 111 SEK
Estimate 
2 500 SEK
GEORG JENSEN, a silver cup from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Final bid 
2 000 SEK
Estimate 
2 000 SEK