Silver Box 79D
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.
In his early years, Jensen was heavily influenced by Art Nouveau style. He made it his own by combining the sculptor\'s strong, free lines with the silversmith\'s intuitive feel for the material. His works are characterised 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.”
This simple yet delicately detailed silver box was designed by Georg Jensen himself in 1918, it is the perfect celebratory gift for a baby, it will last a lifetime, becoming an heirloom for the future.
Design year: 1918
Materials: Sterling silver
Measurements: H: 1.3 cm / 0.51 inches Ø: 3.7 cm / 1.46 inches
Designer: Georg Jensen