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A PAIR OF DANISH SILVER TWO-LIGHT CANDELABRA
A PAIR OF DANISH SILVER TWO-LIGHT CANDELABRA

DESIGNED BY SOREN GEORG JENSEN, 1963, NO. 1087, EXECUTED BY GEORG JENSEN SILVERSMITHY

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A PAIR OF DANISH SILVER TWO-LIGHT CANDELABRA
Designed by Soren Georg Jensen, 1963, no. 1087, executed by Georg Jensen Silversmithy
Each hand raised from one piece of silver, Cylindrical U-form, the sides with tapered opening, with sunken sockets--7in. (17.7cm.) high, 52oz. (2)
Literature
Drucker, Janet Georg Jensen A Tradition of Splendid Silver, Atglen, PA, Schiffer, 1997, see page 235 for illustration.

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Soren Georg Jensen, born 1917, second youngest son of Georg Jensen, was a sculptor as well as a silversmith. He served his apprenticeship with the Jensen workshop, for which he won a silver medal for his diploma piece in 1936. He studied sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He headed the design department from 1962-1974. He has received many awards including the gold medal at the Milan Triennale in 1960 (no. 1085 and no. 1086), for a very similar candelabrum with matching dish. He also won the Eckersberg Medal in 1966, and the Thorvaldsen Medal in 1974.
"He was fascinated by the possibilities of the cylindrical form and with the cylinder as his point of departure designed a number of works-monumental even when of small size-that have great artistic strength. In several ways they amplify and elaborate the forms of his independent sculptur." Herman, Lloyd, Lassen, Erik Georg Jensen Silversmithy 77 Artists 75 Years, Washington, D.C., Smithsonian, 1980. See page 20 for number 84, an apparently identical example.
A pair of candelabra of this design was sold at Christie's, Important 20th Century Decorative Arts sale, December 10/11 1993, lot 161.

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