Anton ROSENGEORG JENSEN SILVERSMITHY, Sugar caster Enlarge 1 /1

Anton ROSEN

Denmark 1858 – 1928

designer

GEORG JENSEN SILVERSMITHY

Denmark commenced 1904

manufacturer (organisation)

Sugar caster 1908 Place made: Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Materials & Technique: metalwork, sugar casters, silver, amber

Primary Insc: Hallmarked on base: monogram GJ GI (Georg Jensen) and 1908 Hallmarked on base, '826S'. Stamped below: '1908'
Dimensions: 17.6 h x 10.4 w x 9.0 d cm 8.6 h x 5.0 w x 5.0 d cm
Accession No: NGA 86.1814.A-B

Georg Jensen trained as an artist and sculptor, becoming internationally known for his simple silver and jewellery designs in a restrained Scandinavian variant of the Art Nouveau style. He collaborated with a number of other artists, designers and silversmiths, their designs bringing variety and innovation to his firm’s production. Among them was the Danish architect, Anton Rosen, who lent an air of the exotic to his design of this sugar caster, with its imagery of stalking lions and sugar canes.


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design