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Ice pail 87A

The Ice pail 87 A is part of the Grape Collection which announced that nature, at its most pure, could work as decoration. Sophisticated hammer marks, a characteristic of the founder, are lightly visible on the foot and top of the piece. Georg Jensen used this technique to softens the reflection of light in the silver and create a greyish shimmer he associated with moonlight.The result is a haunting glow that evokes the soft glow of a delicately lit evening.

Epitomising Art Nouveau, it has lush ornamental curves, organic structures and decorative ornaments of flora and fauna. All are gorgeously created and the level of skilled detail is truly remarkable.

It is a solid piece of silver. A single, seamless unit carved and stretched – just so – into a thing of undeniable beauty. It exemplifies Georg Jensen’s talents precisely.

Design year: 1915

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Materials: Sterling silver
Measurements: H: 36 cm / 14.17 inches Ø: 27.5 cm / 10.82 inches

Designer: Georg Jensen

In 1904 the Danish silversmith Georg Jensen founded his first modest silver smithy in the heart of Copenhagen. Thirty years later, he had made an international name for himself. When he died in 1935, the New York Herald Tribune saluted him as "the greatest silversmith of the last 300 years."

Georg Jensen was unique among silversmiths because he was as devoted to art as he was to craftsmanship. He had intimate knowledge of materials and brought this experience to bear on all of his designs.

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