silver tureen with vertical lines on the body of the tureen and move upwards onto the lid; amber colored rounded handle with green tip on top of lid, nestled in curving four curving leaves that alternate with four bunches of small berries; legs of tureen are acorns, grouped in pairs; inner lining with round inner ring inside tureen

%C2%A9 Georg Jensen A%2FS

Soup tureen, c. 1915-1919

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The name Georg Jensen has been synonymous with 20th century Scandinavian design almost since the young Danish silversmith opened his atelier and retail shop in Copenhagen in 1904. Jensen’s first ambition was sculpture, but, unable to make a living at it, he turned instead to silver and brought a sculptor’s sense of volume and three-dimensional modeling to the design of jewelry, tableware, and serving pieces.

This is a highly desirable work by renowned Danish silversmith Georg Jensen. Highlights include the large scale, signature elements associated with Jensen (natural forms of fruits, leaves, and pinecones as well as hammer marks that hint at his process), and the use of precious materials such as amber and turquoise.

silver tureen with vertical lines on the body of the tureen and move upwards onto the lid; amber colored rounded handle with green tip on top of lid, nestled in curving four curving leaves that alternate with four bunches of small berries; legs of tureen are acorns, grouped in pairs; inner lining with round inner ring inside tureen

© Georg Jensen A/S

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