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Retro Silver Flower Brooch by Georg Jensen

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A well designed silver brooch by the well known firm Georg Jensen . It was made between 1933 and 1944. Born in 1866, Georg Jensen was the son of a knife grinder in the town of Raadvad just to the north of Copenhagen. Jensen began his training in gold smithing at the age of 14 in Copenhagen.
From childhood, Jensen had longed to be a sculptor and he now pursued this course of study at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He graduated in 1892 and began exhibiting his work. Although his clay sculpture was well received, making a living as a fine artist proved difficult and he turned his hand to the applied arts. First as a modeller at the Bing & Grøndahl porcelain factory then in 1898, with a small pottery workshop. Again the work was well received, but sales were not strong enough to support Jensen and his family.

In 1901, he abandoned ceramics and began again as a silversmith and designer with the master, Mogens Ballin. This led Jensen to make a landmark decision, when in 1904, he risked what small capital he had and opened his own little silver smithy in Copenhagen.

Jensen’s training in metal smithing along with his education in the fine arts allowed him to combine the two disciplines and revive the tradition of the artist craftsman. Soon, the beauty and quality of his Art Nouveau creations caught the eye of the public and his success was assured. The Copenhagen quarters were greatly expanded and before the end of the 1920s, Jensen had opened retail in Berlin (1909), London (1921) and New York (1924). Today his pieces are very sought after especially the early pieces such as this brooch.

Written by Olly Gerrish
Est FREE UK Delivery: Tue 26th June, before 1pm
Date & OriginRetro (1940s), Danish
MeasurementsHeight 4 cm
Width 6 cm
ConditionVery Good
Hallmarks925 S Denmark Sterling
Design no 177A
GJ in a rectangle ( 1933-1944 )
ProvenanceDanish

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