Georg Jensen was born in 1866, the son of a knife grinder
in the town of Raadvad just to the north of Copenhagen. As a
child he longed to be a sculpturer, at 14 he did a
goldsmithing apprenticeship and went onto study at the Royal
Academy of Fine Arts.He graduated in 1892 and began
exhibiting his works. He later worked in a porcelain factory
as a modeller and eventually went into partnership with
Christian Peterson and opened a small pottery workshop.With
each project his pieces were greatly admired ,but he had
very little financial success. In the meantime, 1904 he was
a widower left with two small children, he risked his meagre
capital and opened his own little silversmithy in Bredegade
in Copenhagen. Jensens training in metalsmithing along with
his education in the fine arts was a combination that
lead to his unrivalled success. Soon the beauty and fine
quality of his Art Nouveau creations caught the eye of the
public and his future was assured. By 1920 he had retail
outlets in New York, London, Paris, Stockholm, Berlin and
Buenos Aires. Georg Jensen died in 1935. The legend of Georg
Jensen goes on in the firm that leads and represents
artistry in design and excellence in craftsmanship into the
Conclusion: Looking from left to right.
1) This is the signature of Sigvard Bernadotte. He was
the son of King Gustav of Sweden, a Swedish designer,
who joined the ranks with Georg Jensen in 1931. He is known
for his modernist designs which are often severe, smooth
forms that have horizontal, vertical or even diagonal linear
2) DENMARK means made in Denmark.
3) The Georg Jensen symbol used from 1945 to present day.
4) STERLING this is the silver content 925/1000.
This is a hallmark of a piece of sterling
silver, designed by Sigvard Bernadotte, made in
Denmark by the firm Georg Jensen between 1945 and