Item number: 53741
A sterling silver cruet set in “Pyramid” pattern #632 and #632A,
Copenhagen 1933 – 44 by Georg Jensen
A sterling silver Georg Jensen Pyramid cruet set designed by Harald Nielsen, 1930. Executed by Georg Jensen silversmithy between 1933 and 1944. Complete with salt shaker, pepper shaker and mustard pot with spoon on tray. The mustard pot dark green enamelled. The set is a good gauge of silver in excellent presentation condition without monograms or inscriptions. There is even no damage to the enamel of the mustard pot.
The accordance of hallmarks for 1933-44 shows also that the set always belonged originally together, solely the mustard spoon shows a post 1945 hallmark.
The “Pyramid” cutlery was designed in 1926 by Georg Jensen´s brother in law Harad Nielsen and is still a modern classic among Art Déco silver cutleries. While the cutlery was first produced in 830 grade silver, it gained increasing international popularity as silverware for the haute volee in the beginning 1930ies and was therefore produced exclusively in sterling silver from around 1930. The demand of silverware in “Pyramid” is still unbroken today and the pattern is one of the most sought-after Georg Jensen silver cutleries.
In the first decades, the “Pyramid” silver cutlery had a large number of serving pieces as well as a wider selection of core cutlery, but production of different types was gradually discontinued after the Second World War. Similarly, some pieces of hollowware were discontinued in the 1950s, including this cruet set. The “Pyramid” pattern cutlery is still produced by Georg Jensen today in sterling silver to a significantly reduced number in variety and also in stainless steel, although no longer in Denmark.
Tray 17.1 cm / 6.73″ long (including handles), 14.1 cm / 5.55″ diameter
Mustard pot 6.5 cm / 2.55″ tall
salt shaker and pepper shaker 4.5 cm / 1.77″ tall
Total weight without spoon: 372.4 g / 11.97 oz