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Georg Jensen

Georg Jensen is not only the name of a world renowned Danish silversmith; but is also the name that represents a famous group of craftsmen and artists, who created silverworks of their own design as part of the company started by Georg Jensen. It is a name that represents craftsmanship and artistry of the highest quality.


Georg Jensen, the founder of the Georg Jensen Company was born in 1866. He grew up rurally in Denmark, and often attributed the nature and countryside as inspiration for his life’s work. It is said that Jensen’s genius wasn’t necessarily that he copied things in nature, but that he created amazing pieces, using his sensibility and skill as a trained sculptor, with nature as his inspirational foundation.


Jensen initially studied to be a sculptor, however there wasn’t the demand nor the money for him to continue in this field, thus he turned to the life of a silversmith in 1901. This is when he joined Mogens Ballin in his workshop. Siegfried Wagner, who would later design an important pattern (the DAHLIA pattern) for Jensen later, also worked for Ballin around this time.


In 1904, Georg Jensen set up his own silversmith workshop at 36 Bredgade in Copenhagen. His training in metalsmithing, paired with his training in fine arts helped him to revive the tradition of the artist craftsman. It was the quality and beauty of his Art Nouveau pieces that gained him attention- the public became interested and that assured his success.


Jensen seemed to go from strength to strength, this was clearly displayed in 1915 at the Pan Pacific Exposition when William Randolph Hearst purchased Jensen’s full body of work.


As a result of Jensen’s incredible success, the Copenhagen workshop was greatly expanded, and before the end of the 1920s, Jensen had opened retail space in three major capitals; Berlin (1909), London (1921), and New York (1924).


After his death in 1935, the business was continued by his son Soren Georg Jensen. In 1973, the company became a part of the Royal Scandinavia Group.


In 2013, Georg Jensen was acquired by Investcorp, and David Chu, the founder of Nautica.



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Danish Sterling Silver Table Bell - Arts and Crafts - Antique Circa 19... Danish Sterling Silver Table Bell - Arts and Crafts - Antique Circa 1920... C1248 Georg Jensen
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Danish Sterling Silver Bon Bon Dish by Georg Jensen - Arts and Crafts ... Danish Sterling Silver Bon Bon Dish by Georg Jensen - Arts and Crafts Style - An... A9750 Georg Jensen
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Danish Sterling Silver Server by Georg Jensen - Vintage Circa 1970... Danish Sterling Silver Server by Georg Jensen - Vintage Circa 1970... A6323 Georg Jensen
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Danish Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon by Georg Jensen - Art Deco Style - ... Danish Sterling Silver Caddy Spoon by Georg Jensen - Art Deco Style - Vintage 19... A7785 Georg Jensen
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Danish Sterling Silver Paper Knife by Georg Jensen - Vintage 1948... Danish Sterling Silver Paper Knife by Georg Jensen - Vintage 1948... A8900 Georg Jensen
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Danish Sterling Silver Bowl by Georg Jensen - Arts and Crafts Style - ... Danish Sterling Silver Bowl by Georg Jensen - Arts and Crafts Style - Vintage Ci... A4611 Georg Jensen
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Danish Sterling Silver Cream Jug by Georg Jensen - Arts and Crafts Sty... Danish Sterling Silver Cream Jug by Georg Jensen - Arts and Crafts Style - Antiq... A4957 Georg Jensen
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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