GRAPE candlestick 264
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.
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