From the moment he became a silversmith in 1904, Georg Jensen set a tone for his company that would be prevalent for decades to come. It’s innovative spirit, impeccable craftsmanship and Scandinavian design would become its focus. Georg Jensen was instrumental in defining the character of the twentieth century by focusing on Danish traditions and infusing them with a progressive design rationale. Exemplified in his work is this wonderful example of his iconic and vintage Sterling Silver “Louvre” Bowl.
This Bowl was originally designed by Johan Rohde in 1912. It actually got its name the “Louvre” Bowl when the Louvre Museum in Paris bought the bowl for its permanent collection in 1914. It combines a very complimentary mix of Arts and Crafts as well as Art Nouveau styles. The bowl is decorated with flowering leaves and berries with bold sphere-shaped buds which help decorate this piece. The detail work on this piece is exceptional with very intricate design as the pedestal base is beautifully formed with a hammered finish surface.
It is believed that the “Louvre” Bowl is one of Georg Jensen’s proudest creations. This is because it was featured in his firm’s advertisements in the leading decorative arts magazines of the period. The Bowl is stamped underneath with his post-1945 Jensen workshop marks and the code number 17B.
This striking and vintage Georg Jensen Sterling Silver “Louvre” Bowl is of a timeless design and is in pristine condition.