Denmark 1858 – 1928
Denmark commenced 1904
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Materials & Technique: metalwork, sugar casters, silver, amber
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