Posted 9 months ago
These are two 1950 magazine advertisements for Georg Jensen Inc., New York, NY. - The first ad measures 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" and presents a fine silver bowl and ladle ornamented with the Jensen "Leaf and Berry" motif. The second ad is 4 1/4" W by 3 1/2" high and promotes an American pewter coffee set - 3 pc set $30, ebonized tray $6.
Georg Jensen was born in Raadvad, Denmark. In 1904, Jensen opened his own workshop in Copenhagen where he first produced jewelry, then later hollowware and flatware. In 1915, newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst was so impressed with Jensen’s exhibit at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition that he bought every item on display, bringing attention to Jensen’s work from American buyers. By 1918, the company was appointed purveyor to the Royal Swedish Court, and by the 1920s, Jensen employed as many as 300 craftsmen. Today, Georg Jensen, Inc. is owned by Royal Copenhagen, and continues its legacy of excellence.