Item number: 58344
A pair of sterling silver salt and pepper shakers in “Cactus” pattern,
Copenhagen post 1945 by Georg Jensen
A Georg Jensen sterling silver pair of small salt and pepper shakers in Cactus pattern, designed by Gundorph Albertus, circa 1930. Executed by Georg Jensen silversmithy post 1945. This pair of salt and pepper shakers is the smallest variety in Cactus. Excellent condition without damages or repairs.
5.3 cm / 2.08″ tall
Gundorph Albertus and Georg Jensen
Gundorph Albertus [1887 – 1969] was a Danish sculptor and silversmith. He trained as a chaser in Munich in 1905, followed by an apprenticeship as a silversmith which he completed in 1909. This was followed by a year of study abroad at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. After working in Munich and Paris for a few years, he enrolled at the Sculpture School of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts where he studied until 1915. While still a student, he began his career with Georg Jensen by working as a chaser in his silversmith’s shop in 1911. Between 1926 and 1954 he was deputy managing director of the company, and in 1935, after Georg Jensen’s death, he was also appointed production manager.
Gundorph Albertus created one of the most famous designs for cutlery and hollowware in 1930 with the “Cactus” decor. His designs were awarded a gold medal at the 1925 World’s Fair in Paris, followed by an honorary award at the 1937 World’s Fair.
The offer relates exclusively to the salt and pepper shakers. Any other accessories shown illustrate the dimensions and form not part of the offer.