A stylish silver brooch that was made in the late 1950s by the firm of Georg Jensen. 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 such as this brooch.
ADD TO BAG
Buy Now, Pay Later
We’re pleased to offer our customers in the UK the chance to spread the cost of this item with up to 12 months Interest Free Finance.
You can apply for Interest Free Finance at Checkout and choose between 3, 6, 9 or 12 month timeframes to pay off the cost, with a minimum deposit of 5%.
The online application process is simple and takes around 5 minutes to complete, with a decision often being made about 30 seconds after completion.
Silver Flower Brooch by Georg Jensen
|Date & Origin||Mid-Century (1950s), Danish|
|Measurements||3.2 cm BY 5.5 cm|
|Hallmarks||Sterling Denmark |
Georg Jensen with dots around
|Print Out This Item|
Book Your Appointment
You Might Also Like
Free Worldwide Delivery
– UK next working day before 1pm
– Europe 3-5 working days
– USA & ROW 5-7 working days
14 Day Free Returns
If you don't like your item, return it to us for free within 14 days for a full-money refundMore info
Free Ring Sizing
Let us know your desired size at checkout and we will size your ring at no additional costMore info
Fast, Secure Payment
We use PayPal's industry-leading technology to keep your information safeMore info
The Responsible Choice
Buying antique jewellery is both ethical and eco-friendly as harmful and destructive mining processes are not needed to make an item yours. So give yourself a pat on the back!More info
Our 5 Point Promise
We always stay true to our core values, embodied in The AJC Guarantee:
Quality, Rarity, Knowledge, Peace of Mind and The Personal Touch