Item number: 56173
A rare sterling silver and steel corkscrew in “Pyramid” pattern #283,
Copenhagen 1933 – 44 by Georg Jensen
A Georg Jensen sterling silver corkscrew in Pyramid pattern, designed by Harald Nielsen, 1926. Executed by Georg Jensen silversmithy 1933-44. A very good gauge of silver and in exceptional presentation condition. The item shows no personal inscription or monogram and has been professionally polished. In addition to the Georg Jensen hallmarks for 1933-44 it shows import marks for London 1938.
This fine corkscrew is a very rare example in this pattern and condition and as from the early era of this design of additional rarity.
The “Pyramid” cutlery was designed in 1926 by Georg Jensen´s brother in law Harad Nielsen. Even today “Pyramid” flatware still a modern classic among Art Déco silver. First produced in 830 grade silver, it gained increasing international popularity as silverware for the haute volee in the early 1930ies which is why the production was switched to sterling silver.
In the first decades, the “Pyramid” silver cutlery had a large number of serving pieces as well as a wider selection of core cutlery and hollowware. After the Second World War the production of different types was gradually discontinued. This includes this corkscrew as well. The “Pyramid” pattern cutlery is still produced by Georg Jensen today in sterling silver and also in stainless steel, although no longer in Denmark but in Thailand.
10.2 cm / 4.01″ length; 7.8 cm / 3.07″ width