GRAPE cup 296C, large
As most of Georg Jensen’s designs this wine cup is 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.
In these hollowware pieces Georg Jensen has incorporated nature as decoration. The surface of the actual cup and the foot has the characteristic hammer marks, which Georg Jensen used to soften the reflection of light in the silver in order to create the greyish shimmer he associated with moonshine.
The chaser has worked on the stem of the wine cups to accentuate the pattern and has applied the hammer marks on the cups before handing over the pieces to the silversmith. Before soldering together the foot and the stem and then the cup, 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 wine cup look crooked.
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