Item number: 59067
A rare sterling silver ash tray in “Pyramid” pattern #660A,
Copenhagen circa 1950 by Georg Jensen
A rare sterling silver ash tray in “Pyramid” pattern, designed by Harald Nielsen, circa 1930. Executed by Georg Jensen silversmithy, circa 1950.
This sterling silver ash tray is discontinued since many years. Excellent condition without monogram or other kind of personal engraving, perfectly polished so as new.
8.7 cm / 3.42″ length, 6.2 cm / 2.44″ width, 3.1 cm / 1.22″ tall; 61.0 g / 1.96 oz
Pyramid pattern silver by Georg Jensen
“Pyramid” pattern was designed in 1926 by Harald Nielsen, Georg Jensen’s brother-in-law, and is still a modern classic among Art Déco silverware. The production was not limited to silver cutlery alone but also included hollowware, such as tea services, bowls, trays or bottle coolers. Initially it was made in 830 silver, but the increasing international popularity of the design in the early 1930s required it to be made in sterling silver. The popularity of silverware in “Pyramid” is still unbroken today and the pattern is one of Georg Jensen’s most popular classics alongside “Magnolia” / “Blossom”, “Acorn” and “Bernadotte”.
In the early years, there was a large number of different vessel shapes in “Pyramid” pattern, the production of which was gradually discontinued soon after the Second World War, so as the case with this ash tray. Today, Georg Jensen still produces hollowware and cutlery in “Pyramid” pattern in sterling silver and also in stainless steel, although no longer in Denmark but in Thailand.