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Antique Silver Hallmarked Art Deco Tea Strainer made in 1927


A very pretty Georg Jensen of Denmark silver tea strainer with the London import mark for 1927 and the mark of the importers agent, George Stockwell.

Date 1927
Made By Georg Jensen
Location London
Stock Number W253x38

Out of stock

Maker: Georg Jensen

A very pretty Georg Jensen of Denmark silver tea strainer with the London import mark for 1927 and the mark of the importers agent, George Stockwell.

This is a rare and early model of a Jensen strainer – a superb design and in excellent condition.

Dimensions: length 14.5 cm, width (across bowl) 8.25 cm; weight 1.74 troy oz.


Georg Jensen

Georg Arthur Jensen (31 August 1866 in Rådvad – 2 October 1935 in Copenhagen) was a Danish silversmith and founder of Georg Jensen A/S.

Born in 1866, Jensen was the son of a knife grinder in the town of Raadvad just to the north of Copenhagen. Jensen began his training in goldsmithing at the age of 14 in Copenhagen. His apprenticeship with the firm Guldsmed Andersen ended in 1884 and this freed Georg to follow his artistic interests.

From childhood, Jensen had longed to be a sculptor and he was now able to pursue this course of study at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He graduated in 1892 and began exhibiting his work. Although his clay sculptures were well received, making a living as a fine artist proved difficult and he turned his hand to the applied arts. First as a modeller at the Bing & Grøndahl porcelain factory and, beginning in 1898, with a small pottery workshop he founded in partnership with Christian Petersen. The work was well received, but the sales were not strong enough to support Jensen, now a widower, and his two young sons.

Georg Jensen in his workshop in Copenhagen, 1906:

A Georg Jensen shop at Strøget, Copenhagen:

In 1901, Jensen abandoned ceramics and began again as a silversmith and designer with the master, Mogens Ballin. This led Jensen to make a landmark decision, when in 1904, he risked what small capital he had and opened his own little workshop at 36 Bredgade 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 Art Nouveau 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).

During his lifetime, Jensen’s work was collected by museums including the Danish Museum for Decorative Art and the Museum Folkwang.

In 2005, the Bard Graduate Center in New York presented an exhibition entitled, Georg Jensen Jewelry.

When he was 20, Georg Jensen signed his first sculpture with “My Father” (1887). In 1894, he used the markings GJ as brand sign and from 1899 he often used GJ. In most cases the year was put next to the brand sign.

Brand signs of Georg Jensen

  1. Used from 1904 – 1908
  2. Used from 1909 – 1914
  3. Used from 1910 – 1925
  4. Used from 1915 – 1930
  5. Used from 1915 – 1927
  6. Used from 1925 – 1932
  7. Used in the years 1930 – 1939 for engravings
  8. Used from 1933 – 1944
  9. Used from 1945 – 1951 for items that were sold in Copenhagen
  10. Used from 1945 – present

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