Offered by: Nathan Horowicz Inc.
1050 2nd Avenue, Gallery 91 New York City, NY 10022 , United States Call Seller 212.755.6320


Georg Jensen by Rohde Sterling Silver Charger / Plate in Acorn Pattern #642A

$ 1,650
  • Description
    Georg Jensen by J. Rohde sterling silver charger/ dinner plate in celebrated Acorn pattern number 642A. It measures 11'' in diameter by 3/4'', weighs 22.2 troy ounces, and bears hallmarks as shown.

    Johan Rohde hailed from a wealthy family and studied medicine prior to enrolling in the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1882. A forward-thinking, anti-establishment artist, he left after less than a year, disillusioned by their refusal to accept modern trends. Rohde possessed a tireless creative mind and, in addition to painting and drawing, was also a lithographer, graphic artist, bookbinder, and designer. He embraced the Scandinavian design movement which, similar to the Arts & Crafts movement in America, encouraged the application of artistic sensibility to everyday objects.

    Rohde designed furniture and silverware for his own home, which led him to commission Georg Jensen to execute one of his hollowware designs. The collaboration was so successful that they continued working together, with Rohde designing and Jensen executing the pieces. Rohde remained a designer at Jensen’s company for years and is responsible for many of their most famous flatware patterns, such as Acorn. His designs favored form and line over ornament; timeless and elegant, they remain highly desirable to discerning design and silver collectors today. Rohde was awarded the Thorvaldsen Medal in 1934 from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine arts, its highest distinction.

    Georg Jensen, a Danish silversmith, set up his own silver business in 1904 in Copenhagen. Jensen's training in metalsmithing along with his education in the fine arts allowed him to combine the two disciplines and revive the tradition of the artist craftsman. Soon, the beauty and quality of his creations caught the eye of the public and his success was assured. The Copenhagen quarters were greatly expanded and before the end of the 1920s, Jensen had opened retail in Berlin (1909), London (1921), and New York (1924).

    Please feel free to e-mail us with any questions, and please see our other listings. We hand polish all items before shipping them out, but if there is interest for a professional polishing and/or engraving removal, we can take care of that for an additional charge and with delayed shipping.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Denmark
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: sterling silver
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Art Deco, Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 406712
    Incollect Reference #: 664151
  • Dimensions
    H. 0.75 in; Diam. 11 in;
    H. 1.91 cm; Diam. 27.94 cm;
Message from Seller:

For the past 35 years to present, Nathan Horowicz with his keen eye has established a following of silver art connoisseurs, collectors, and users. With these customers, we have developed a sense of trust, of integrity, of style, and of value which is linked to Nathan Horowicz's inherited family connections of 3 generations of buying and selling to the decorators, dealers, and users, who have purchased with confidence. Contact us: 212.755.6320

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