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Silverware Master Maker: Georg Jensen

May 30, 2010 by Administrator · 4 Comments 

sell-silverware Silverware Master Maker: Georg Jensen San Diego owners of sterling silverware often ask just what brands of silver flatware are worth the most money. If you are fortunate enough to have any silver flatware or holloware by Georg Jensen then that is exactly the kind of silverware that second-hand sterling silver buyers are looking for and will bring you very high buying offers.

Take for example the Georg Jensen silver pieces recently sold on auction at Christie’s. A Danish silver six-piece tea and coffee service set went for $27, 500. And a Danish silver flatware set was sold for $50,000.

Jensen’s naturalistic silver designs took their cues from the aesthetics of the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau movements, and his stylized fruit and floral motifs reinvented new shapes for established silver forms. The Blossom pattern is one of the most classic examples of the early Jensen style and can be found in the tea and coffee service and Blossom pattern silver flatware.

Georg Jensen also employed several skilled silversmiths and designers to work with him. Among the most celebrated of these designers was Johan Rohde, who joined in 1917 and is perhaps best known today for designing the Acorn pattern flatware. In contrast to Jensen’s work, Rohde’s was more spare in its use of ornament, illustrated by his incredibly sleek silver pitcher designed in 1920 and considered an iconic 20th century silver design. His pieces show less interest in naturalism, instead finding inspiration in historical styles, as demonstrated by the Acanthus pattern flatware which draws upon a classical vocabulary. A classic fish dish, one of few to feature a fish on the mazarine, epitomizes Rohde’s talent for stylized forms.

Remember to always seek out a professional San Diego silver buyer if you ever on the possession of a set of precious silverware like those made by Georg Jensen.

Sotheby’s Sale Disappoints

November 25, 2008 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

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We reported last month how watch auctions were setting records, but not so with a recent jewelry auction at Sotheby’s in Switzerland. Nearly 150 jewels including the star lot, a huge blue diamond, were left unsold, as nervous buyers held back amid uncertainty in world markets, the auction house said. Read more

Top 5 Tips: Selling Used Silver Flatware

November 14, 2008 by Administrator · 2 Comments 

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Here are your top 5 tips to remember before selling your silver flatware in San Diego.

1) Identify whether it actually is made of sterling silver, and not just silver plated. If it is genuine sterling silver flatware, the word “sterling” will be on the flatware. That is, unless it is an antique manufactured prior to 1860. Read more

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