Georg Jensen, the greatest silversmith of the 20th century, valued tradition yet always remained open to innovation. He also had a rare ability to recognize and foster talent in others. This generosity of spirit still guides the Georg Jensen Company and has been a major factor in its continuing success.
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The term “iconic” is much used—and abused—to refer to people or objects that are widely agreed to epitomize a particular style. When it comes to modern silver, iconic is indeed the fitting adjective for the world-renowned Danish designer Georg Jensen.
The most important silversmith of the 20th century, Jensen combined art and an artistry that resonate in the huge body of work bearing his name and distinctive style. His influence continues to this day.… Read More
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 | WESTCHESTER, NY | 10AM-4PM
Skinner is now inviting 20th Century Design consignments for upcoming 2019 auctions. Department specialist Dan Ayer will be available by appointment to offer verbal evaluations and accept consignments in the Westchester, NY office on Tuesday, August 20 between 10AM and 4PM.
Dan will be looking for furniture, lighting, pottery, art glass, metalwork, and textiles from iconic tastemakers throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.… Read More
David Andersen opened his eponymous shop in Christiania (now Oslo) Norway in 1876. As a designer and retailer specializing in jewelry and silver wares, Andersen’s business model closely mirrors that of Danish silversmith Georg Jensen, who was twenty-three years his junior. Jensen opened his shop in 1904. Upon Andersen’s death in 1901, his sons took over company operations and designs. Today, David-Andersen (the company’s name since the early 20th century) is practically synonymous with mid-century enameled silver jewelry.… Read More