GEORG JENSEN Retro Sterling Silver & Lapis Floral Pin
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 beautiful sterling silver pin from the 1940's is a wonderful example of Georg Jensen's craft! The piece is round in shape and features the raised image of a beautiful flower and 3 leaves on the front surface. Representing the center of the flower is a single blue lapis lazuli cabochon held in a sterling bezel. The floral shapes are depicted with simple, angular features that exemplify Jensen's unique style. Etched grooves on the leaves create a lovely textured pattern and cutout shapes in the center accentuate each leaf. The back of the pin is stamped "STERLING" and "DENMARK" along with a small Georg Jensen signature hallmark from the early 1940's, and the number "127". A bar pin runs horizontally across the back of the piece, making it easy to fasten to your favorite garment. This wonderful piece by a beloved silversmith would make a lovely addition to any collection!
Measurements: The pin has a diameter of 1 1/2" across and measures approximately 1/4" at the thickest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the pin is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver and the pin clasp is intact and in good working condition. There is a natural patina on the surface silver, which is normal for a Vintage sterling piece and adds a lovely richness to the appearance.