Georg Jensen Silver Coffee Set - Blossom/ Magnolia #2D - VINTAGE. Georg Jensens very first tea and coffee set takes a number of figures from nature and combines them into a new organic form. Low and stout, with toads feet and a magnolia blossom on top this merging of elements was typical of Georg Jensens work with flora and fauna. The flower bud was inspired by Japanese art, which uses the magnolia bud as a symbol of the month of May. The toad is also known in Japan and is a symbol of luck.
This set is one of the most typical Art Nouveau of all Georg Jensens works because its basic shape is designed as something from nature, not just decorated with natural elements as an afterthought. As typical for Georg Jensens pieces the decoration was applied to the top and the bottom of the pieces.
The surface of the coffee and tea service is covered with delicate hammer marks a distinct Georg Jensen style - which softens the reflected light to create the greyish shimmer he associated with moonlight. The silversmith applies the hammer marks to the body of the pieces and solders on the feet as well as the socket to hold the handle and the spout. The spout of the coffee and teapot is made from a flat piece of silver which is bendt around, soldered and then shaped. Before soldering on the spout, holes for the liquid to run through are drilled in the body, and the silversmith will measure and mark precisely where the spout and handle are to be placed the slightest inaccuracy will make the pot pour askew.
Hammered sterling silver 925 S. Handle length: 10.5 cm. Diameter, bowl: 10.2 cm. Handle length: 6.8 cm. Diameter, bowl: 10.4 cm.Georg Jensen & Wendel A/S (1945-51 stamp). 925S, Sterling, Denmark and 2D. The item is pre-owned but in superb condition. Coffee pot and creamer no longer in production in this version. The item "Georg Jensen Silver Coffee Set Blossom/ Magnolia #2D VINTAGE" is in sale since Tuesday, November 24, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets". The seller is "silvergroupdenmark" and is located in Aarhus C. This item can be shipped worldwide.