Georg Jensen 1017A Handcrafted Sterling Silver Coffee Pot in Ebony For Sale
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Georg Jensen 1017A Handcrafted Sterling Silver Coffee Pot in Ebony

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Georg Jensen’s very first tea and coffee set takes a number of figures from nature and combines them into a new organic form. Low and stout, with toad’s feet and a magnolia blossom on top this merging of elements was typical of Georg Jensen’s work with flora and fauna. He removed the elements he found fascinating from their natural context and incorporated them in his designs, making them come alive in an imaginative and whimsical way. The flower bud was inspired by Japanese art, which uses the magnolia bud as a symbol of the month of May. The toad is also known in Japan and is a symbol of luck. This set is one of the most typical Art Nouveau of all Georg Jensen’s works because its basic shape is designed as something from nature, not just decorated with natural elements as an afterthought. As typical for Georg Jensen’s pieces the decoration was applied to the top and the bottom of the pieces. The surface of the coffee and tea service is covered with delicate hammer marks – a distinct Georg Jensen style - which softens the reflected light to create the greyish shimmer he associated with moonlight. Originally the service was made with ivory handles, but since the embargo on trade with ivory, to save the elephants, the service has been made with ebony only. Ebony wood is a very hard type of wood. The wooden carver makes each handle especially for the individual pot and creamer. The socket – the small piece where the handle is attached - is handmade and thus may vary slightly from pot to pot - it may be only a 1/10 of a millimetre – but still each handle must be fitted specifically for the individual pot. The silversmith applies the hammer marks to the body of the pieces and solders on the feet as well as the socket to hold the handle and the spout. The spout of the coffee and teapot is made from a flat piece of silver which is bendt around, soldered and then shaped. Before soldering on the spout, holes for the liquid to run through are drilled in the body, and the silversmith will measure and mark precisely where the spout and handle are to be placed – the slightest inaccuracy will make the pot pour askew.

Details

  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 8.27 in. x Dm 1 in.H 21.01 cm x Dm 2.54 cm
  • Diameter
    1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    3523601
  • Reference Number
    LU3723315137691
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With a history that spans more than 100 years, the Georg Jensen brand represents quality craftsmanship and timeless aesthetic design, producing lifestyle products ranging from hollowware to watches, jewelry and home products. The philosophy of Georg Jensen himself was to create democratic designs possessing both functionality and beauty. His artisanal skill and artistic talent combined with his continuous ability to identify and support design talent was the foundation on which he built Georg Jensen in Copenhagen in 1904. Georg Jensen’s style embraced the Art Nouveau lines of the day but injected them with a distinctive vigor that continues to resonate today. Serene flowing forms are enriched by exquisitely sculpted ornamentation and his stylized bouquets of flowers and lush bunches of grapes reflect his sensual delight in nature. Our most important task is to leverage the ideas and principles of the master himself and translate these into the design of the present day.

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