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Candelabrum 324

Candelabrum 324

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Georg Jensen had an eminent sense of balancing each part of a design harmoniously in relation to the others forming an integrated piece which this candelabrum is an excellent example of. The rich ornamentation is concentrated to the corpus of the candelabrum and contrasted with the airy and energetic feeling of the arms, giving the exuberant design an elegant timeless freshness. The floral decorations evolve naturally from the forms - so to speak. The soft, carving arms resemble flower stalks and form poetical and playful patterns and the stylised grapes complete the top of the central pieces of the candelabrum.

Candelabrum 324 is designed around the end of WW1 (1914-1918) - a very rich period where unprecedented abundance of money circulated, trade flourished everywhere and the Silversmithy had a record turnover. During these years Georg Jensen created more richly decorated silver pieces than normally seen from his side. The two-branch Candelabrum 324 has a touch of it - but it is even more distinct in the five-branch Candelabrum 383 from 1920.

Candelabrum 324 is called the ‘Poppy' candelabrum - so called because the body is actually shaped as the capsule of the ‘Poppy' flower. The capsule is soldered together in two halves, the chaser will create the hammer marks and the different patterns on each piece before the silversmith puts it all together. The silversmith must be extremely careful and make sure that everything is measured up and in a perfect angle. The slightest obliquity will make the final piece look lopsided and the candles will drip!

  • Item number: 3527732
  • Materials: Sterling Silver
  • Measurements: H: 220 mm / 8.66 inches. W: 74 mm / 2.91 inches. L: 257 mm / 10.12 inches.
  • Design year: 1919
  • Note: The delivery time is subject to stock availability.

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1866 - 1935
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."

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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.

One of the most important parts of his legacy was that he was not satisfied just to realize his own talent. He went a step further and created a tradition, an inspiring and demanding framework for creative artists and proud craftsmen. Today, Georg Jensen encompasses more than just the man; the name is now a concept synonymous with excellent Danish design throughout the world.

In his early years, Jensen was heavily influenced by Art Nouveau style. He made it his own, though, by combining the sculptor's strong, free lines with the silversmith's intuitive feel for the material. His works are characterized by his fertile, creative imagination, and his capacity to innovate new styles. It has been said of Georg Jensen that “he never followed fashion, he created it.”

Following an exhibition at the Danish Museum of Decorative Arts in Autumn of 1904, Georg Jensen designs became fast favourites of Copenhagen's high society. As time went by he surrounded himself with a staff of talented colleagues, laying the foundation for a definite artistic and artisan morale.

Beginning in 1912, Danish expansion of the studio was underway. In 1917, Jensen built workshop large enough to hold hundreds of employees. By the time he had died in 1935, Georg Jensen was an international design house where inspired artisans were encouraged to carry on the tradition of mixing expert craftsmanship with forward-thinking design.

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