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Candelabrum 1087

In 1960 Søren Georg Jensen created a large candelabrum for the high alter of an ultra-modern Scandinavian church. Based on this he designed a smaller version in the same style with two statuesque columns with a semi-hollowed outer edge giving relief to the solid, straight lines of the candlestick.

The silversmith starts out by making the two conical shaped tubes. The centrepiece is cut out and shaped from a flat piece of silver. Thereafter follows the patient work of fitting the three pieces together: The silversmith will work on the adjoining lines to make sure that they fit perfectly before soldering. The adjoining lines are quite long and placed so that the tiniest imperfection in the soldering will show immediately. Therefore it is of vast importance that the edges and the soldering are no less than perfect. This is important for the inside and the outside as you are able to see both once the opening is cut!

After the soldering the silversmith will cut out the opening on the sides and the corners and work on the outer edges to get the right profile.

The actual candleholders are separate pieces which are fitted and soldered on as the last pieces before the silversmith hands over the candelabrum to the polisher for the finishing process.

Deisgn year: 1960

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Materials: Sterling silver
Measurements: H: 17.6 cm / 6.92 inches L: 13.3 cm / 5.23 inches W: 6.1 cm / 2.40 inches

Designer: Søren Georg Jensen

Søren Georg Jensen, son of the company’s founder, Georg Jensen, was a successful sculptor and silversmith, who created many iconic works, including sculptures that were installed on the streets of Copenhagen. Søren Georg Jensen sought inspiration in post-war functionalism, where design was confined within strict, often geometrical lines. His contemporaries included leading Danish architects and sculptors such as Arne Jacobsen and Henning Koppel. From 1962 to 1974 he was Artistic Director at Georg Jensen, where he passed on his father’s artistic genius, vision and philosophy to a new generation of artists.

There is a strong element of family in Georg Jensen. Whether literal family, such as in this case, or in the sense of building long-lasting, nurturing relationships with artists or in the sense of creating timeless heirloom pieces that can be passed down through your family, from one generation to the next.

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$12,600.00
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