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Georg Jensen Centerpieces

Danish, 1866-1935

For over a century, Georg Jensen has produced some of the finest objects in Scandinavian modern design, including silver tableware, serving pieces, home decor, jewelry and more, frequently partnering with leading artisans to expand its offerings and respond to shifting tastes. Known for minimal aesthetics that reference nature, the craftsmanship of this legendary Danish silverware firm has regularly married function with thoughtful and beautiful design.

Founder Georg Jensen (1866–1935) was born in the small town of Radvaad, Denmark, and began his training as a goldsmith at 14. After studying sculpture and then training with master silversmith Mogens Ballin, he established his own silver business in Copenhagen in 1904. By 1918, the company was successful enough to open a shop in Paris.

Jensen’s firm produced an incredibly vast range of silver objects, from serving dishes and barware to centerpieces and chandeliers. For his early work, which bore ornate floral details and other organic forms of Art Nouveau, Jensen looked to the splendors of the natural world. The 1905 Blossom teapot, for instance, was topped with a magnolia bud and deftly balanced on toad feet, while some of Jensen’s best-known flatware patterns included Lily of the Valley, introduced in 1913, and Acorn, which debuted in 1915.

Collaboration with outside designers, long before such partnerships were common in design, would lead to some of the company’s most popular and enduring work of the mid-century. Sigvard Bernadotte and Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe created collections, as did Henning Koppel, whose curvy 1952 Pregnant Duck pitcher is a Georg Jensen classic.

After evolving and expanding throughout the 20th century, Georg Jensen was acquired by Investcorp in 2012. Today, the company is a global luxury brand with more than 1,000 stores around the world. It continues to produce seductive new pieces, such as a tea service made with Marc Newson in 2015, as well as timeless heritage designs, including the relaunch in 2019 of the 1018 solid sterling-silver Tureen 270. In 2020, the firm introduced the Jardinière 1505. Sculptural and richly decorative, the never-before-realized showpiece is hand-hammered from sheets of the finest sterling silver and is based on a 1915 sketch from Jensen’s archives.

Find an exquisite collection of Georg Jensen serveware, ceramics, silver and glass today on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Georg Jensen
Georg Jensen Silver Comport Dish Bowl Centrepiece Pattern 264A c. 1960 Denmark
By Georg Jensen
Located in London, GB
An magnificent vintage Georg Jensen Silver Compote in pattern no 264 A featuring an elegant grape design underneath a subtly hammered bowl....
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20th Century Danish Georg Jensen Centerpieces

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Sterling Silver

Rare Georg Jensen Silver Bonbonniere 298
By Georg Jensen
Located in Hellerup, DK
A large and very early Georg Jensen sterling silver bonbonniere, design #298 by Georg Jensen from circa 1919. A large oval hand hammered bonbonniere, the lid lifts off, the handle is...
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20th Century Art Nouveau Georg Jensen Centerpieces

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Sterling Silver

Rare Georg Jensen Sterling Silver “Rose” Tureen 337C
By Georg Jensen
Located in Hellerup, DK
The vintage sterling silver Georg Jensen tureen is a rare and exquisite example of Art Nouveau design. Created around 1920 by the renowned Danish silversmith Georg Jensen, this turee...
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20th Century Art Nouveau Georg Jensen Centerpieces

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Sterling Silver

Medium Georg Jensen Grape Tazza 263B
By Georg Jensen
Located in Hellerup, DK
A sterling silver Georg Jensen Grape tazza or compote, design #263B by Georg Jensen from 1918. There are four sizes of Grape tazza, this is the second si...
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20th Century Art Nouveau Georg Jensen Centerpieces

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Sterling Silver

Vintage Sterling Silver Georg Jensen Lidded Tureen 408E
By Georg Jensen
Located in Hellerup, DK
Vintage sterling silver Georg Jensen round tureen with grape and floral details, design #408E by Georg Jensen from circa 1921. Additional information: Material: Sterling silver Styl...
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20th Century Art Nouveau Georg Jensen Centerpieces

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Pair of Large Sterling Silver Lidded Tureens 408A
By Georg Jensen
Located in Hellerup, DK
A pair of extraordinary monumental vintage Danish sterling silver Georg Jensen oval tureens design #408A by Georg Jensen in 1921. The remarkable feature of these tureens is their lar...
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20th Century Art Nouveau Georg Jensen Centerpieces

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Serving Bowl 430B
By Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
Sterling silver serving bowl in pattern 430B by Danish maker Georg Jensen. Designed in a classic and simple design, standing on base. Measuring 3 inches tall and 9 1/4 inches in diam...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Georg Jensen Centerpieces

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Sterling Silver, Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Covered Dish Bowl in Rope Pattern 290a from 1920s
By Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
Georg Jensen Danish divided vegetable serving bowl in the blossom pattern. Blossom buds on two sides across from each other. Measuring 12 inches long, 9 inches wide, and 2 3/4 inches...
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Early 20th Century Danish Georg Jensen Centerpieces

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Sterling Silver, Silver

Georg Jensen Pair of Sterling Grape Tazzas, 263B
By Georg Jensen
Located in Gainesville, FL
Georg Jensen (1866-1935) Grape Pattern pair of tazzas. The tazzas marked with post 1945 marks, model 263B, sterling silver, stamped with maker's hallmarks and assay marks. The height...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Deco Georg Jensen Centerpieces

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Silver

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Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Tazza Compote 263B, Grape Motif
By Georg Jensen
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Vintage Georg Jensen sterling silver tazza compote with grape motif. This fabulous Georg Jensen sterling silver tazza features Jensen's iconic grape motif, a celebrated range of pieces which were inspired by the Art Nouveau aesthetic coupled with time the artist spent traveling in Italy. Georg Jensen was born in 1866 and trained as a sculptor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1892. Jensen began his artistic career in ceramics and started working with silver in 1904. He went on to establish his own smithy in Copenhagen and like many others working during the Art Nouveau period, was strongly influenced by natural forms and structure found in flowers and plants. As mentioned above, Jensen spent time in Italy shortly after the turn of the century and developed an appreciation for ancient Roman silver work. He was also struck by the work of more recent Italian artists and was particularly influenced by those pieces which drew upon classical mythology, such as Baroque painter Caravaggio's 'Bacchus'. Jensen combined these influences with emerging Art Nouveau organic motifs, leading him to utilize the malleable qualities of silver to create his renowned Grape Collection. This form of this silver tazza was initially designed by Jensen in 1918. The piece has a round pedestal foot which rises to a thick columnar stem reminiscent of the twisting trunk...
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Sterling Silver Victorian Footed Centrepiece Bowl
By Whiting Manufacturing Company
Located in New York, NY
Sterling silver, Victorian, footed centerpiece bowl, Whiting Manufacturing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1880s-1890s. Measures 11 1/...
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Vintage English Hand-Painted Minton Style Majolica Game Pie Tureen with Lid
By Minton
Located in Dallas, TX
This hand-painted, antique Barbotine pie dish was created in England, circa 1970. Carved onto the lid, the lid with a curved wood branch form top han...
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Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Bowl
By Georg Jensen
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Antique English Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Reticulated Tazza / Bowl / Comport
By Thomas William Dee
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Georg Jensen Danish Sterling Silver Vegetable Tureen Dish & Cover 228H 1945-77
By Georg Jensen
Located in London, GB
A magnificent Danish Lidded Silver Vegetable Dish with a removable divider insert by Georg Jensen. The Rim of the Tureen has a repeating stylised floral pattern around the rim and th...
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Sterling Silver

Rare Georg Jensen Sterling Silver 1925 Butter Spreader
By Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
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Georg Jensen Danish Modern Sterling Silver Louvre Bowl
By Georg Jensen
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Grape by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Martini Shaker Marked #462B
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Georg Jensen Superb Grape by Georg Jensen sterling silver martini shaker marked #462B. It measures 12 1/2" x 5" and weighs 30.2 ozt. It is not...
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Sterling Silver

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Georg Jensen Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Grape Centerpiece Bowl
By Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
Art Nouveau sterling silver centerpiece bowl. Made by Georg Jensen in Copenhagen. Oval with flared rim; at ends and sides are loose-mounted rings entwined with grape bunches. Base lo...
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Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Comport Dish 1929 Design by Johan Rohde 574 Tazza
By Georg Jensen, Johan Rohde, George Stockwell 1
Located in London, GB
A beautiful Georg Jensen solid Silver Compote with a wide hammered silver bowl on a stylised leaf and floral column on a spread foot. The Comport was Design by Johan Rohde and made b...
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20th Century Danish Georg Jensen Centerpieces

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Sterling Silver

Henning Koppel Danish Teak Centerpiece Bowl for Georg Jensen, circa 1960s
By Georg Jensen, Henning Koppel
Located in Peabody, MA
Danish staved teak bowl designed by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen, Denmark, circa 1960s. This is the large version, 15" diameter x 8" high. With pair of teak serving paddles, 17 3/...
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Georg Jensen centerpieces for sale on 1stDibs.

Georg Jensen centerpieces are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of silver and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Georg Jensen centerpieces, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original centerpieces by Georg Jensen were created in the Art Nouveau style in scandinavia during the 20th century. Prices for Georg Jensen centerpieces can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,825 and can go as high as $34,680, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $9,337.
Questions About Georg Jensen Centerpieces
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 26, 2024
    Georg Jensen was a designer born in the small town of Radvaad, Denmark. He trained as a goldsmith, studied sculpture, trained with master silversmith Mogens Ballin and eventually established his own silver business in Copenhagen in 1904.

    For over a century, Jensen’s eponymous firm has produced some of the finest objects in Scandinavian modern design, including silver tableware, serving pieces, home decor, jewelry and more, frequently partnering with leading artisans to expand its offerings and respond to shifting tastes.

    Find exquisite Georg Jensen jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 26, 2024
    Georg Jensen products are made in Copenhagen (Denmark), Hjørring (Denmark) and Chiang Mai (Thailand). For over a century, Georg Jensen has produced some of the finest objects in Scandinavian modern design, including silver tableware, serving pieces, home decor, jewelry and more, frequently partnering with leading artisans to expand its offerings and respond to shifting tastes.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can buy Georg Jensen directly from the brand on their official website and many reputable online platforms, including 1stDibs. In addition, more than 1,100 brick-and-mortar retailers carry Georg Jensen jewelry, silverware and home decor. You'll find a large selection of Georg Jensen on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 26, 2024
    To pronounce Georg Jensen, say "GAY-org JEN-sin." In Jensen’s native Denmark, the designer's name is pronounced “GI-yo YEN-sen” (the “G” sound is hard, as it is with “give” or “gum”).

    Georg Jensen was a designer born in the small town of Radvaad, Denmark. He trained as a goldsmith, studied sculpture, trained with master silversmith Mogens Ballin and eventually established his own internationally celebrated silver business in Copenhagen in 1904.

    Find antique Georg Jensen jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 15, 2024
    Yes, some Georg Jensen jewelry is collectible. Many collectors prize the Danish company's Art Nouveau silver pieces. However, age, style, jewelry type, condition and rarity determine how much specific pieces are worth. Explore a large collection of Georg Jensen jewelry from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 26, 2024
    Yes, Georg Jensen is a luxury brand. The quality of the materials and craftsmanship indicative of Georg Jensen pieces fit the definition of luxury. For over a century, Georg Jensen has produced some of the finest objects in Scandinavian modern design, including silver tableware, serving pieces, home decor, jewelry and more. The brand frequently partners with leading artisans to expand its offerings and respond to shifting tastes. Known for minimal aesthetics that reference nature, the craftsmanship of this legendary Danish silverware firm has regularly married function with thoughtful and beautiful design. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Georg Jensen decorative objects, tableware and jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 26, 2024
    To clean Georg Jensen stainless steel, hand wash the item with warm water and mild dish soap. The brand recommends that you use a sponge when cleaning. Your Georg Jensen tableware should be cleaned after each use, and if you need to loosen stubborn dirt, use a soft-bristled brush. Experts strongly recommend against the use of a dishwasher when it comes to cleaning Georg Jensen tableware and decor.

    On 1stDibs, find antique Georg Jensen serveware, decorative objects and tableware for sale.

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