Georg Jensen (1866-1935) presented this pair of candelabra to his fiancée Agnes Christiansen in 1919 as an engagement gift. The base of each is engraved Til Tjuhei, Jensen's nickname for her.
Agnes Christiansen was Jensen's fourth wife and they had two children together. Jensen's previous wife, Johanne Nielsen, was a sister to Harald Nielsen, who was a silversmith and designer with the firm. Other Nielsen family members, including two sisters and another brother, worked at Jensen in a variety of roles. After Johanne's death in 1918, Jensen proposed to Agnes the following year, which was deemed inappropriate by the Nielsen family, leading to some tension at the firm.