Renowned Danish silversmith Georg Jensen was born in 1866. His training in metalsmithing and his education in the Fine Arts enabled him to develop a successful career based in beautiful jewelry and silver design. His signature Art Nouveau style grew increasingly popular and Jensen became a world renowned artist. Although Jensen died in 1935, his pieces are still being created today using the same craftsmanship as when he was alive.
This sterling silver and amber pendant (ca1930) is a wonderful example of Georg Jensen's craft! The pendant is comprised of an oval shaped bezel setting made of sterling, which has a lovely scalloped design around the border, framing a beautiful amber stone. The amber displays a rich, warm color with milky orange hues above a deeper sienna color. At the top of the pendant is a simple sterling loop and bail, allowing it to be easily hung from a chain. The back of the pendant shows several markings: the number "830," the word "DENMARK,' the signature "GEORG JENSEN" hallmark used during the 1930s, and the number "57." This wonderful piece by an exceptional and beloved silversmith would make a very special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The pendant hangs 1 7/8" long, is 1" wide, and slightly more than 1/4" at its thickest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver setting or to the amber. There is some slight surface wear to the amber, which is not uncommon for a piece from this era and is not noticeable when worn.