JULY FINE ART 2019 - GEORG JENSEN COLLECTION

30/04/2019     Jewellery, Latest News

A fantastic 13 piece collection of jewellery by the Danish brand Georg Jensen will be included in our forthcoming July Fine Art Sale.

Featuring an assortment of necklaces, brooches, bangles and earrings, this is an exciting collection for avid Georg Jensen collectors or fans of 20th century jewellery!

 

From top clockwise: Georg Jensen ‘forget me knot’ silver brooch by Vivianna Torun (Est: £125 - £175);

Georg Jensen flower head garnet set brooch (Est: £125 - £175); Georg Jensen round silver twist brooch by Vivianna Torun (Est: £100 - £200);

Georg Jensen leaf and berry brooch (Est: £80 - £120)

 

Georg Jensen was born 1866 near Copenhagen, and set up his own shop in the city in 1904.  His jewellery work, which included brooches, earrings, bracelets and necklaces, was heavily influenced by organic shapes such as leaves, flowers and fruit. He also incorporated semi precious stones into some pieces. His personal philosophy was that each piece should be both beautiful and functional, which gives his work a timeless appeal. 

 

From top right clockwise: Georg Jensen silver torque collarette (Est: £250 - £350);

Georg Jensen silver pendant on silver chain (Est: £125 - £175); Georg Jensen silver ‘melon’ pendant, on Georg Jensen tubular necklace (Est: £125 - £175)

Georg Jensen ‘peak’ silver collarette by Hans Hansen (Est: £150 - £250)

 

Georg himself died in 1935, but his company has gone from strength to strength and now has retail outlets worldwide. On his death in 1935, the New York Herald called Georg Jensen ‘the greatest silversmith of the last 300 years,’ and his work is still held in similar regard today. He was enormously influential both in his own right and through the team of designers he worked with. 

A great attraction of the Georg Jensen jewellery range is the number of styles available under the influence of the company’s different designers, such as Vivianna Torun and Hans Hansen. From Arts and Crafts to Neo-Classical, there’s something to appeal to every collector, with each piece retaining an overall unifying Georg Jensen feel. 

From left to right: Georg Jensen silver bangle rope twist design (Est: £100 - £200);

Georg Jensen 3-bead silver bangle (Est: £100 - £200);

Georg Jensen tapered bangle by Hans Hansen (Est: £150 - £250)

 

If you have pieces by the designer that you are considering selling, or would like to find out more about consigning items of jewellery, silver and watches to our July Fine Art Sale call 01270 623878 or email helena@peterwilson.co.uk.

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