Dating georg jensen silver

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Typical examples would be an Art Nouveau pendant brooch valued at around £4,000, a Post-Modern cuff bangle at £3,000 or a "Blossom" pattern tray worth about £8,000.

A pair of rare Thirties stone-set bonbonnieres could fetch as much as £45,000.

The son of a Danish knife grinder, Georg Jensen was born in 1866 in Raadvad, near Copenhagen.

But when he died in 1935, the New York Herald saluted him as "the greatest silversmith of the last 300 years".

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There are also objets de vertu, such as letter openers and notepad covers.

The surname Jensen is the equivalent of Smith in Denmark, so be wary of any claims that a maker is directly related to him!

There is at least one pewter manufacturer - Jorgen Jensen - who did at one time work in the Jensen smithy, but who, despite claims, is not related to the man himself and his work is of little value, especially given the medium.

But they still represent an interesting area of collecting for those on a budget.

For the avoidance of doubt, with the exception of some very recent jewellery production which has been outsourced to Malaysia, all Jensen silver has been produced in the smithy in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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