Georg Jensen Date Mark
Georg Jensen silver date mark
Georg Jansen A/S was founded by Georg Arthur Jensen. Georg Jensen was once described by The New York Herald Tribune as “the greatest silversmith.” Nevertheless, many people were not aware that Georg Arthur Jensen started his early days making clay sculptures rather than as a silversmith. For more complete history of this silversmith, please click here.
Today, Georg Jensen, Inc. is owned by Royal Copenhagen, and continues its legacy of excellence. By the time of Jensen’s death in 1935, he was already regarded as the “father of Scandinavian Silver.” On the occasion of his 60th birthday, Jensen remarked, “Silver is the best material we have. The character of silver is satisfactorily obstinate, it has to be conquered – and then it has the wonderful moonlight luster. [It] can seem like twilight, or, when it dews over, like ground mist rising.”
Dating a Georg Jensen Article
Georg Jensen uses different hallmarks over the years. Collectors can compare the hallmark and estimate that date an article is manufacture. Please see the example below.
In this Georg Jensen hallmark: The crown hallmark used between 1925 and 1932. Also present is the GI .925 mark and the designers initials (In this case, Harald Nielsen). Please read further below for the design initials and markings
Designer Initials and markings
In some articles or pieces, collector might find the artist's hallmark together with its marking. Below is the table for some of the more prominent deisgn for Georg Jensen. However the list is not exhaustive. (Click here to open table in new window)
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