Georg Jensen by J. Rohde Rare Sterling Silver Hammered Candlestick #441 and in Art Deco Style
Rare Georg Jensen sterling silver hand hammered candlestick in pattern number 441, made between circa 1925 and 1932, in Art Deco style. The beautiful hammering of the candlestick complements the elegant design with sophisticated yet fluid geometric shapes. It measures 12 5/8'' in height by 4 1/4'' in diameter at the base (1 7/8'' at the top), weighs 21.8 troy ounces, and bears hallmarks as shown. It is sold with the shade, which measures 7 3/4'' in height.
Danish silversmith Georg Jensen (1866-1935) set up his own silver business in 1904 in Copenhagen. Jensen's training in metalsmithing -- 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 creations caught the eye of the public and his success was assured. In 1912, expansion of his studio began in earnest. By 1917, he had built a workshop brimming with hundreds of employees. Jensen was awarded the Grand Prix at the world exhibition in Paris in 1925 and again in Barcelona in 1929. The sale of Jensen silver went really well and in the early 1930s there were Jensen shops in Paris, London, Berlin, Brussels, Geneva, Barcelona, Stockholm, St. Thomas, Buenos Aires and New York apart from the ones in Denmark. By his death in 1935, Georg Jensen was an international house of design where inspired artisans carried on a tradition of blending expert craftsmanship with forward-thinking design. In his obituary the New York Herald Tribune called him “the greatest silversmith of the last 300 years.”
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