Georg Jensen was born in 1866 in the town of Raadvad north of Copenhagen. He started training as a goldsmith at the age of 14 and in 1884 decided to follow other artistic interests. He studied sculptor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts graduating in 1892.
In 1901 he moved away from ceramics and started working with silver. He spent time designing with Mogens Ballin and three years later he opened a small silversmithy in Bredegade in Copenhagen. In 1906 he designed his first cutlery pattern, the ‘Continental’ inspired by the Old Danish wooden spoons. Soon after opening his silversmithy, his Art Nouveau pieces brought him great success.
In the 1920’s he had outlets in New York, London, Paris, Stockholm, Berlin and Buenos Aires.
Georg Jensen died in 1935.
Stephan Welz and Company is pleased to be offering a twelve place setting set of Georg Jensen ‘Continental’ pattern cutlery.
A SET OF DANISH ‘CONTINENTAL’ PATTERN SILVER CUTLERY, GEORG JENSEN, POST 1945
comprising: 12 table knives, 12 table forks , 12 table spoons, 12 dessert knives, 12 dessert forks, 12 dessert spoons, 12 fish knives, 12 fish forks, carving knife and fork, 2 serving forks, in sizes, 2 ladles, in sizes, 3 serving spoon, in sizes, cake knife, cake server, a butter knife, 4358g weighable silver
R 60 000 – 80 000