Item number: 43792
A rare sterling silver cruet set “Skyscraper” #793,
Copenhagen 1936 – 44 by Georg Jensen
A rare cruet set in the “Skyscraper” pattern, #793, designed by Jørgen Jensen, 1936. Executed by Georg Jensen silversmithy between 1936 and 44.
The set consists of a sterling silver salt cellar, a pepper shaker and a mustard pot. The whole set is in very good, original condition, showing only minor signs of age and use and is hard to find. The whole set bearing all the same date marks for 1933-44.
Jørgen Jensen was the Georg Jensen’s second son and also a silversmith. He trained at the German goldsmith Leonhard Ebert and studied at the Munich School of Arts and Crafts. After that he trained at the Georg Jensen silversmithy and was a member of the company between 1917 and 1923. After this period, he owned his own workshop in Stockholm until 1936 but rejoined Georg Jensen in 1936 and worked as a silversmith there until 1962. He mainly designed jewelry and hollowware and his early works show a certain proximity to the work of Johan Rohde whereas his later work closely resembles the silverworks of Sigvard Bernadotte.
7.5 cm / 2.95″ tall, 3.6 x 3.6 cm / 1.41 x 1.41″ width and depth of the pedestal base
Salt cellar and pepper shaker:
12.0 and 12.2 cm / 4.72 and 4.80″ tall; 2.2 x 2.3 cm / 0.86 x 0.9″ width and depth of the pedestal base