Exquisite Georg Jensen silver centrepiece bowl to go under the hammer

13th February 2014

Silver is the epitome of classic elegance and design and is highly collectible in the saleroom. Not only do the quality pieces tend to hold their value, but they are also easy to store or display.

The February Grantham collective sale kicks off with a stunning piece of Danish silver, Lot 1001, a silver centrepiece bowl designed by Georg Jensen in 1916. The flowering foliage work around the pedestal is exquisite and captures the very essence of quality Danish design.

Lot 1001

Georg Jensen was undoubtedly one of the finest silversmiths to come out of Denmark in the early 20th century. He enjoyed a varied career, beginning his training as a goldsmith at the tender age of 14. He went on to try his hand at sculpting and ceramics before finding his artistic genre as a silversmith in 1901.

Just three years later he started his own silversmiths in Copenhagen to much acclaim both in Denmark and around the world. Georg Jensen pieces still hold true to his strong design principles today showcasing Danish design at its very best with timeless aesthetic designs across jewellery, watches and items for the home.

The centrepiece bowl features the Georg Jensen oval crown mark and marked Sterling and .925 and London import marks for 1926, and the foot engraved 'December 22nd 1931'.

Andrew Doubleday, Grantham saleroom manager said: "We're expecting the Georg Jensen bowl to do very well next week. Also in the sale we have a varied selection of antiques and collectibles. Some we see month in, month out, such as furniture, crockery, and dinky toys whilst others we see occasionally. For example in stark contrast to the Georg Jensen bowl are Lots 1011 and 1012, two RAF helmets. You couldn't get two items further apart than these. Another unusual item is Lot 1057 a 19th Century apothecary jar for containing leeches. How many of those do you see every day?"

Lot 1012 Lot 1057

Viewing will be open 2-5pm on February 9 and between 10-4pm on February 10 & 11.

The live auction will take place at The Grantham Auction Rooms on February 13, from 10am. The full sale catalogue can be viewed online at www.goldingyoung.com.

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