26 May 1999
'96', 'Master Brooch', a Danish silver, amber and green agatha brooch
Designed by Georg Jensen circa 1905, manufactured by Georg Jensen circa 1913
Stylized ripe fruits on branch with three teardrops
11cm. high (40gr. gross)
Marked Georg Jensen 830S 96 Copenhagen
Offered to the mother of the present owner as a birth present in 1913
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For comparison see:
Janet Drucker, Georg Jensen, a tradition of splendid silver, Hong Kong, 1997, p.94 for a similar model.
The important size and the early date gave its name to this brooch. It also exists in labradorit version.
This English figure of Christ — one of only two of its type known to have survived the 800-plus years since it was cast — was previously thought to have been made in France
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