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GRAPE candlestick 264

GRAPE candlestick 264

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As most of Georg Jensen’s designs the Grape candlesticks are in the Art Nouveau style with the characteristic ornamental curved lines, organic structures, decorative ornaments of flora and fauna, and the use of honest and skilfully crafted materials. The Grape motif from 1918 became a signature Georg Jensen design and contributed to his reputation as a leading silver designer worldwide.

Before soldering together the foot, stem and the top piece, the silversmith spends a lot of time lining up the pieces to make sure that the angles are absolutely perfect. The smallest inaccuracy will make the piece look crooked and the candle will drip.

The base of candlestick 264 is very different from the design of model 263. The chaser has many hours of work on the base of candlestick 264. When the chaser gets the base it is totally smooth. The chaser then has to draw where the lines should be placed, to make sure that all of the convex shaped squares have the exact same size. Then the patient work with the hammer and the punches begin.

Underneath the small bunches of grape you will see a very delicate pattern of floral design. Also this is made by the chaser by means of very fine punches.

  • Item number: 3527729
  • Materials: Sterling Silver
  • Measurements: H: 302 mm / 11.89 inches. Ø: 147 mm / 5.79 inches.
  • Design year: 1926
  • 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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