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Georg Jensen (Danish, 1866-1935) Acorn Pattern Sterling Silver Flatware Service, Denmark, late 20th century, eight soupspoons, eight teaspoons, eight tablespoons, eight dinner knives with stainless steel blades, eight dinner forks, eight luncheon knives with stainless steel blades, eight luncheon forks, eight salad/dessert forks, eight fruit spoons, eight demitasse spoons, eight butter spreaders, two small meat forks, a cheese knife with stainless steel blade, a bottle opener with stainless steel loop, a small ladle, a large ladle, three spoon and fork salad serving sets, a spoon and fork salad serving set with stainless steel tines and bowl, a jelly spoon, and two pickle forks, approx. 110 troy oz. weighable silver, together with two suede covered storage cases.
Note: Jensen was a Danish silversmith and founder of Georg Jensen A/S. He studied sculpture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and gained work as a modeler at the Bing & Grøndahl porcelain factory. In 1901, Jensen abandoned ceramics and began again as a silversmith and designer with Danish master Mogens Ballin—he opened his own workshop in Copenhagen in 1904. Jensen's training in metalsmithing, combined with his education in the fine arts, led him to combine the two disciplines and produce his works under the 'artist as craftsman' tradition that was becoming prevalent in Arts & Crafts.
Jensen won the Grand Prix at the 1915 World's Fair, and with increasing international acclaim, the company enjoyed growth and prosperity throughout the 20th century. Operating director Anders Hostrup-Pedersen employed a number of award-winning designers including Sigvard Bernadotte, Henning Koppel, Søren Georg Jensen, Magnus
Stephensen, and Nanna Ditzel. Like the Danish furniture houses of the time, these designers were given the freedom to express themselves while developing new styles for
production. The work of Jensen designers was featured in exhibitions of Danish handicrafts at the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York and in 1962 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
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