Georg Jensen Blossom Butter Knife, 925 Sterling Silver
- The Designer
- The Maker
Designed in 1905 by Georg Jensen, the delicate Blossom bud was originally created for his legendary teapot. Not until 1919 did he create the entire cutlery range which is the epitome of the silversmith's intense and personal interpretation of the Art Nouveau style. The Blossom pattern is the result of Georg Jensen's quest to unite art and craft through the organic forms of nature. The stem of the flower which winds itself upwards around the handle emerging as a flower bud on the verge of bursting open illustrates Georg Jensen's deep inspiration from nature.
- Brand:Georg Jensen of Denmark
- Country Denmark
- SKU: GJ-3084046-FJ
- Material 925 Sterling Silver
- Designer:Georg Jensen of Denmark
- Dimensions:6 1/9"
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.