A Georg Jensen sterling silver meat fork in “Parallel” pattern
A sterling silver meat fork in “Parallel” pattern #146
Copenhagen 1933-44 by Georg Jensen
A small Georg Jensen sterling silver meat fork in “Parallel” pattern, also known as “Relief”, designed by Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen, 1931. Executed by Georg Jensen silversmithy 1933-44.
Excellent condition without monogram or other inscriptions and professionally fine polished. “Parallel” (in Denmark and internationally also known as “Relief”) belongs to the silver cutlery that is no longer produced by Georg Jensen. As an original of the Art Déco era in sterling silver of additional scarcity.
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Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen (1886 – 1960) was apprenticed as a bricklayer at the technical school in Odense in 1906 and at the same time took lessons in house building design, which he followed up with architectural studies at the Academy of Arts in 1917. In addition to various functionalist buildings constructed in Denmark, Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen also appeared as a designer of modern furniture and silverware. He worked as a designer for Georg Jensen for both cutlery and hollow silverware. His designs for silver cutlery in the “Parallel” or “Relief” (1931) and “Ladby” or “Nordic” (1937) patterns gained particular international fame due to their ornamentation with smooth, unadorned surfaces and extremely reduced décoration. With “Parallel” in particular, Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen created a silver cutlery which, with its extremely reduced and proto-modernist design, anticipates the formal language of the 1960s by a quarter of a century. Gundlach-Pedersen was also the managing director of Georg Jensen from 1927 to 1931 and continued to work as a consultant for Georg Jensen after 1931.
11.5 cm / 4.52″ length