Georg Jensen USA - SMP Silver Salon Forums
A sterling silver spoon made to celebrate the bicentennial year anniversary of the USA in by leading international silversmith Georg Jensen. The spoon has a large engraved on the front, whilst the back is engraved " United States of America ". The spoon itself is an unusual shape, circular spherical bowl with long flat handle, similar to a measuring spoon with flat top, we love this design, very different to a usual spoon shape. The hallmarks are clear, Georg Jensen in dotted oval above "Sterling Denmark". A rare Georg Jensen sterling silver 42 pattern fork, this design has been called pea pod. The fork is hand hammered, with hammer marks visible, this is a lovely fork, exceptional quality.
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Curious as to how we determine the dates on many of our pieces? We are fortunate enough to have obtained a handful of old catalogs and internal documents pertaining to the hallmarksused by the Georg Jensen Silversmithy. The different hallmarks have been used during different period of time, and combined with our knowledge of silver content and the years of which the designers were active all combines to help us determine the age of an item.
Born in , Jensen was the son of a knife grinder in the town of Raadvad , just to the north of Copenhagen. After graduation he started studying ceramics with Joachim Petersen — Although his ceramic sculptures was well received, making a living as a fine artist proved difficult and he turned his hand to the applied arts. Again the work was well received, but the sales were not strong enough to support Jensen, now a widower, and his two young sons.