Item number: 58343
A rare sterling silver potato spoon in “Pyramid” pattern
Copenhagen 1945-51 by Georg Jensen
A Georg Jensen sterling silver large-sized serving spoon for potatoes in Pyramid pattern. Designed by Harald Nielsen, 1926. Executed by Georg Jensen silversmithy 1945-51 for their Copenhagen shop. The spoon is the rare variety with oval bowl. A good gauge of silver and in exceptional presentation condition. The spoon shows no personal inscriptions or monograms.
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. This includes this serving spoon as well. 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.
22.3 cm / 8.77″ length