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Grape Coaster 395, Sterling Silver
Georg Jensen Grape Coaster 395, Sterling Silver
Designed by Georg Jensen
Item #: GJ3522956
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  • Designer: Georg Jensen
  • Brand: Georg Jensen / Denmark
  • Item #: GJ3522956
  • Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 weeks
  • Dimensions: Ø: 5.51"
  • Material: Sterling Silver
  • Country: Denmark
  • As most of Georg Jensen's designs, this wine coaster is in the Art Nouveau style with the characteristic ornamental curved lines, organic structures, decorative ornaments of flora and fauna, and the use of honest and skillfully crafted materials.

    The chaser makes the pattern on the bottle tray. When the chaser receives the base it is totally smooth so the first step is to draw the pattern to be chased with a pencil. This is necessary to ensure that the convex shaped squares have the exact same size and that the delicate grape and floral pattern is laid out correctly. Then the patient work with the hammer and the punches starts.

    The surface of the wine coaster has the characteristic hammer marks, which Georg Jensen used to soften the reflection of light in the silver to create the greyish shimmer he associated with moonlight.
    Georg JensenIn 1904 the Danish silversmith Georg Jensen founded his first modest silver smithy in the heart of Copenhagen. Thirty years later, he had made an international name for himself. When he died in 1935, the New York Herald Tribune saluted him as "the greatest silversmith of the last 300 years."

    Georg Jensen was unique among silversmiths because he was as devoted to art as he was to craftsmanship. He had intimate knowledge of materials and brought this experience to bear on all of his designs.

    One of the most important parts of his legacy was that he was not satisfied just to realize his own talent. He went a step further and created a tradition, an inspiring and demanding framework for creative artists and proud craftsmen. Today, Georg Jensen encompasses more than just the man; the name is now a concept synonymous with excellent Danish design throughout the world.

    In his early years, Jensen was heavily influenced by Art Nouveau style. He made it his own, though, by combining the sculptor's strong, free lines with the silversmith's intuitive feel for the material. His works are characterized by his fertile, creative imagination, and his capacity to innovate new styles. It has been said of Georg Jensen that "he never followed fashion, he created it."

    Following an exhibition at the Danish Museum of Decorative Arts in Autumn of 1904, Georg Jensen designs became fast favourites of Copenhagen's high society. As time went by he surrounded himself with a staff of talented colleagues, laying the foundation for a definite artistic and artisan morale.

    Beginning in 1912, Danish expansion of the studio was underway. In 1917, Jensen built workshop large enough to hold hundreds of employees. By the time he had died in 1935, Georg Jensen was an international design house where inspired artisans were encouraged to carry on the tradition of mixing expert craftsmanship with forward-thinking design.

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    We are pleased to offer one of the widest assortments of the Georg Jensen Living Collections in the USA. For the past century, Georg Jensen has stood for refined and organic design that is both pure and timeless. It is the elegant simplicity in Georg Jensen's products that surprises and delights the senses. Always distinctive and full of life, the serene flowing forms of Jensen designs are surprising enriched by exquisitely sculpted ornamentation. Fjorn Scandinavian offers the complete assortment of Georg Jensen Living, Steel & Sterling Flatware plus highlights from the Danish Heritage Collections. From Scandinavian Gifts and Barware to Sterling Cutlery and Heritage Gifts, Georg Jensen represents the elegance and luxury of Scandinavian Living.
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