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Old Danish by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set 8 Service 40 Pcs Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Superb dinner size Georg Jensen sterling silver cutlery set in the "Old Danish" pattern, designed by Harald Nielsen-40 total pieces. This service for eight is comprised of: Eight di...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Old Danish by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 6 Service 32 Pieces
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Georg Jensen sterling silver cutlery set in the "Old Danish" pattern by Harald Nielsen - 32 total pieces. Great starter set! This service for six is comprised of: Six dinner knives,...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen 6-Person Modern Dinner Service in Sterling Silver
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen 6-person modern dinner service in sterling silver consisting of knife and fork. Knife measures: 21 cm. Stamped. In very good condition.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

Early Georg Jensen Sterling Silver 'Acorn' Cutlery, Lunch Service, 12 Pieces
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Early Georg Jensen sterling silver 'Acorn' Cutlery. Lunch service, 12 pieces for 6 people. Consisting of: 6 lunch knives and 6 lunch forks. The lunch knife measures: 20.5 cm. In p...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver 'Lily of the Valley' Cutlery, Lunch Service
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen Sterling silver 'Lily of the Valley' Cutlery. Complete lunch service, 36 pieces for 12 p. Consisting of: 12 lunch knives, 12 lunch forks and 12 dessert spoons. The lun...
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20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Pattern No 55 Fish Service
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver pattern no 55 fish service. Set for 12 persons with serving set. The set consists og 26 pieces: 12 x fish knives, measures 20.7 cm / 8 5/32 in. 12 x ...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Acorn Pattern Breakfast Spoon Service Mixed Set / 8
By Georg Jensen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An assembled sterling silver breakfast service, consisting of a pastry server, two jam spoons and five mocha spoons - a set of eight in the Classic acorn pattern. Measure: One pas...
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Early 20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Bernadotte by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 70 Pcs Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Bernadotte embodies the story of the Georg Jensen heritage. Designed by Prince Sigvard Bernadotte in 1939, it is the cutlery of choice for anyone who appreciates the smooth feel of f...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare Sterling Silver Coffee Service by Sigvard Bernadotte for Georg Jensen
By Georg Jensen
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Mid-Century Modernist coffee or tea service in sterling silver designed by Sigvard Bernadotte for Georg Jensen, circa 1950s. The service consists of four pieces, a coffee pot, a cr...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Acanthus by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set 8 Service 68 Pcs Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
The superb Scandinavian Moderne "Acanthus" or "Dronning" pattern of sterling silver flatware was designed by Johan Rohde in 1917 for Georg Jensen. Johan Rohde is known for his innov...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Bernadotte by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 40 Pcs Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Bernadotte embodies the story of the Georg Jensen heritage. Designed by Prince Sigvard Bernadotte in 1939, it is the cutlery of choice for anyone who appreciates the smooth feel of f...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Scroll by Georg Jensen Danish Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 45 Pieces
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Scroll is a scarce, hand hammered heavy weight pattern designed by Johan Rohde in 1927. Johan Rohde is known for his innovative and unique style. While his patterns are elegant an...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Blok, Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 6 Service 36 Pieces Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Superb "Blok" by Georg Jensen sterling silver dinner size flatware set, 36 pieces. This service includes: 6 dinner knives, long handle, 9" 6 dinner forks, 7 1/8" 6 salad forks, 6 3/...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

75 Pc. Georg Jensen Caravel Sterling Silver Flatware Dinner Service for 12
By Georg Jensen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine 75-piece Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware set. Designed by Henning Koppel. In the Caravel pattern. Set comprises: 12 Dinner Forks (7 3/8") 12 Salad Forks...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Continental Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set 12 Service 72 Pc Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size continental by Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware set, 72 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner size knives, long handle, 8 7/8" 12 dinner size forks, 7 1/4" 12 salad/...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Acorn by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 8 Service Dinner 90 Pcs
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Gorgeous sterling silver stuns in this rich pattern that features a natural theme reminiscent of old world grace. A classic design yet with an understated touch, this pattern focuses...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Acorn by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Service 12 Dinner Set, 48 Pieces
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Acorn by Georg Jensen sterling silver dinner size flatware set, 48 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner knives, long handle, 9" 12 dinner forks, 7 1/2" 12 salad forks, 3-tine, 6 1/2...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Acanthus by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set 12 Service 93 Pcs Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Exquisite Acanthus by Georg Jensen sterling silver dinner size flatware set - 93 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner knives, long handle, 9" 12 dinner forks, 7 1/8" 12 salad forks,...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Acorn by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Dinner Flatware Set 12 Service 89 Pieces
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Gorgeous sterling silver stuns in this rich pattern that features a natural theme reminiscent of old world grace. A classic design yet with an understated touch, this pattern focuses...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Old Danish by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 8 Service 52 Pieces
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Designed in 1947 by Harold Nielsen, the Old Danish cutlery pattern is a symbolic representation of Denmark's occupation during WWII. The accentuated, clean lines of the double fluted...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Acorn by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set 12 Service 102pc Gold Vermeil
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Exceptional dinner size vermeil (lightly gold-washed) acorn by Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware set, 102 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner knives, 9" with desirable short/wi...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterlin Silver Pattern No. 55 Fish Service
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver pattern no. 55 fish service. Set for 12 persons with serving set. The set consists of 26 pieces: 12 x fish knives, measures 20.7 cm / 8 5/32 in. 12 x...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver 'Acanthus' Cutlery, Complete Dinner Service
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen sterling silver 'Acanthus' cutlery. Complete dinner service, 18 pieces for six persons. Comprising: Six dinner knives, six soup spoons, six dinner forks. Dinner knife...
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Complete Georg Jensen Cypress Lunch Service in Sterling Silver for Ten People
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Complete Georg Jensen Cypress lunch service in sterling silver for ten people. Consisting of ten lunch forks, ten lunch knives and ten bouillon spoons. Knife length: 20.5 cm. Stam...
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20th Century Danish Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen "Acorn" Fish Cutlery in Sterling Silver, Service for Six People
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen "Acorn" fish cutlery in sterling silver. Complete service for six people. The fish knife measures: 21 cm. In very good condition. Stamped.       
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Lily of the Valley Dinner Service in Sterling Silver for 12 P
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen Lily of the Valley dinner service in sterling silver for twelve people. Consisting of twelve dinner knives, twelve dinner forks, twelve dessert spoons, twelve teaspoons...
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20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Lily of the Valley Lunch Service in Sterling Silver for Twelve P
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen Lily of the Valley lunch service in sterling silver for twelve people. Consisting of twelve lunch knives, twelve lunch forks, twelve dessert spoons, twelve coffee spoon...
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20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Continental ‘Antik’ Sterling Silver, Complete 12 P Fish Service
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen Continental (antik) sterling silver. Complete 12 p fish service in all silver. Knife measures 21 cm. Marked. 1933-1944. In very good condition.
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Three-Piece Tea Service Set, Denmark, circa Mid-20th Century, 1950s
By Georg Jensen
Located in Braintree, GB
Georg Jensen hot chocolate pot Maker: Georg Jensen Made in Denmark, 1925-1932 Dimensions: Pot size 18 x 10 x 17.5 cm Length x width x height Total weight: 407 grams Con...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen "Acorn" Complete 6-Person Lunch Service in Sterling Silver.
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen "Acorn" complete 6-person lunch service in sterling silver. Designer: Johan Rohde. Measures: 20,5 cm (lunch knife). Stamped. 1945-1951. In perfect condition.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen "Continental" Silver Cutlery, Dinner Service for Four People
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen "Continental" silver cutlery. Dinner service for four people in hammered sterling silver. Dated 1933-1944. The knife measures: 23 cm. Stamped. In very good condition....
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Vintage 1930s Danish Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen, Continental 'Antik' 6 P. Complete Lunch Silver Service, Hammered
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen. Continental (Antik) 6 p. Complete lunch silver service, hammered. Comprising of: Six lunch knives, six lunch forks, six dessert spoons. The cutlery is designed by Geo...
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Vintage 1910s Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen, Continental 'Antik' 6 P. Complete Lunch Silver Service, Hammered
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen. Continental (Antik) six persons. Complete lunch silver service, hammered. Comprising of: Six lunch knives, six lunch forks, six dessert spoons. The cutlery is designe...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Parallel, Complete Silver Lunch Service for Six People
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen Parallel. Complete silver lunch service for six people. A total of 18 pieces. Knife measures: 20 cm. Perfect condition. Stamped.
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Continental Cutlery, Dinner Service for Four People
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen Continental cutlery. Dinner service for four people in hammered sterling silver. The knife measures: 20.7 cm. Stamped. In very good condition. The cutlery was design...
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20th Century Danish Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Continental Cutlery, Dinner Service for Six People
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen continental cutlery. Dinner service for six people in hammered sterling silver. The knife measures: 20.5 cm. Stamped. In very good condition. The cutlery was designe...
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20th Century Danish Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Complete Georg Jensen Old Danish Fish Service for Twelve People
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Complete Georg Jensen Old Danish fish service for twelve people in all sterling silver. Knife length: 20 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. Our skilled Georg Jensen silversmith...
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20th Century Danish Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Johan Rohde for Georg Jensen, Acorn Lunch Service for Six People, 1930s-1950s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Johan Rohde for Georg Jensen. Acorn lunch service for six people in sterling silver. Consisting of six lunch knives, six lunch forks, and six lunch spoons. Lunch knife length: 20.5...
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Beaded Complete 12 Persons Fish Service
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen beaded complete 12 persons fish service. 12 fish knives, 12 fish forks. Measures: knife 20.5 cm. Stamped. In perfect condition.
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen, Cutlery, Scroll No. 22, Complete Fish Service
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen. Cutlery, scroll no. 22, complete fish service of hammered sterling silver consisting of: Six fish knives, six fish forks. In perfect condition. Stamped. Knife measu...
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen, Cutlery, Scroll No. 22, Full Lunch Service
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen. Cutlery, scroll no. 22, full lunch service of hammered sterling silver consisting of: Six luncheon knives, six luncheon spoons, six dessert spoons. In perfect conditi...
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Lexington Jensen USA Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 66 Pieces Fiddle
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Lexington Georg Jensen USA sterling silver flatware set with classic fiddle shaped handles, 66 pieces. This set includes: 6 knives, 8 3/4" 6 forks, 7 3/8" 6 salad forks 3-tine, ...
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Late 20th Century American Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Continental Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set 12 Service Dinner GJ Mark
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
In designing continental, Georg Jensen was inspired by the forms of traditional and centuries-old Nordic tools and implements. The lightly hammered surface enhances the design giving...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Parallel by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 45 Pcs Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Parallel by Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware set, 45 pieces. This set includes: 6 dinner knives, long handle, 8 1/2" 6 dinner forks, 7 3/8" 6 salad forks, narrow, 4-tine, 6 3/8...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Acorn by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Service 6 Dinner Set 48 Pieces
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Acorn by Georg Jensen sterling silver dinner size flatware set - 48 pieces. This set includes: 6 dinner knives, short handle, 9 1/8" 6 dinner forks, 7 1/2" 6 salad forks, 4-tine, 5 ...
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Early 20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Acanthus by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set 8 Service 44 Pcs Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Exquisite Acanthus by Georg Jensen sterling silver dinner size flatware set - 44 pieces. This set includes: 8 dinner knives, short handle, 9" 8 dinner forks, 7 1/8" 8 salad forks, 6...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Cypress by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 42 pieces Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Exquisite dinner size cypress by Georg Jensen Mid-Century Modern sterling silver flatware set of 42 pieces. This set includes: 8 dinner knives, 8 3/4" 8 dinner forks, 7 1/2" 8 pastr...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Bittersweet by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set 8 Dinner Service 49 Pcs
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Bittersweet by Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware set, 49 pieces. This set includes: Eight dinner knives, long handle, 9", eight dinner forks, 7 1/2", eight salad forks, 6 3/8...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Bittersweet by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 53 Pcs Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size Bittersweet by Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware set - 53 pieces. This set includes: Six dinner knives, 9", six dinner forks, 7 1/2", six salad forks, 6 1/2", si...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Caravel by Georg Jensen Danish Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 56 Pc Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
The Caravel cutlery pattern has won numerous awards including the prestigious Der goldene Leffel (1963) where the jury praised Caravel for its brilliant functionalist expression, sty...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Acanthus, Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set of 12 Service 104 Pcs Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Monumental dinner size Acanthus by Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware set, 104 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner knives, long handle, 9" 12 dinner forks, 7 1/4" 12 salad forks...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Argo Fregat by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 60 Pcs Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Rare Dinner size Argo Fregat by Georg Jensen sterling silver Flatware set, 60 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner size knives, long handle, 8 7/8" 12 dinner size forks, 7 1/2" 12 ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Pyramid by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set 12 Service 72 Pieces Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
The Pyramid pattern was inspired by the styling of the Art Deco period with it's sleek and modern lines. The name Georg Jensen is synonymous with timeless style and dedication to the...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Bittersweet by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set 12 Dinner Service 77 Pc
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
The "Bittersweet" or "Pinje" pattern of sterling silver flatware was designed by Gundolph Albertus in 1940 for Georg Jensen. Superb dinner size bittersweet by Georg Jensen sterling ...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Cypress by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 32 Pcs Dinner Set
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Cypress by Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware set, 32 pieces. This set includes: eight dinner size knives, long handle, 8 7/8", eight dinner size forks, 7 1/2", eight salad fo...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Lily of the Valley by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 96 Pcs
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Georg Jensen Georg Jensen is one of the world's most significant silversmiths, who formed an international following due to his innovative and sculptural work and his collaborati...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Blok by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set 12 Service 72 Pcs Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Blok by Georg Jensen sterling silver dinner size flatware set - 72 pieces. This set has scarce extra large dinner knives and forks! This set includes: 12 extra large dinner knives,...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Ornamental #19 by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 129 Pc Grape
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Rare handmade ornamental #19 by Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware set with superb pierced Art Nouveau grapes motif - 129 pieces. Early "GI" hallmark for 1910-1925. This set inclu...
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Early 20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Beaded by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 8 Service 64 Pcs Dinner
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Beaded by Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware set, 64 pieces. This set includes: eight dinner knives, 8 7/8", eight dinner forks, 7 1/8", eight salad/fish forks, four-tine, 6 3...
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20th Century Danish Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Lily of the Valley by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 66 Pcs
By Georg Jensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Lily of the Valley by Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware set - 66 pieces. This set includes: 6 dinner size knives, 9 5/8" 6 dinner size forks, 8" 6 salad forks, 5 3/4" 6 teasp...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver Service Jensen For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal sterling silver service jensen for your home. Each sterling silver service jensen for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, silver and sterling silver. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect sterling silver service jensen — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A sterling silver service jensen is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Scandinavian Modern, Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles are sought with frequency. A well-made sterling silver service jensen has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Georg Jensen, Johan Rohde and R. Blackinton & Co. are consistently popular.

How Much is a Sterling Silver Service Jensen?

Prices for a sterling silver service jensen can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $420 and can go as high as $72,195, while the average can fetch as much as $6,000.

Finding the Right Sterling Silver for You

Dining and entertaining changed drastically when we began to set our tables with sterling silver for holiday gatherings, wedding receptions, engagement parties and, in some of today’s homes, everyday meals.

Often called the “Queen of metals,” silver has been universally adored for thousands of years. It is easy to see why it has always been sought after: It is durable, strong and beautiful. (Louis XIV had tables made entirely of silver.) Sterling silver is an alloy that is made of 92.5 percent silver — the “925” stamp that identifies sterling-silver jewelry refers to this number. The other 7.5 percent in sterling silver is typically sourced from copper.

Neoclassical-style sterling-silver goods in Europe gained popularity in the late 18th century — a taste for sterling-silver tableware as well as tea sets had taken shape — while in the United States, beginning in the 19th century, preparing the dinner table with sterling-silver flatware had become somewhat of a standard practice. Indeed, owning lots of silver goods during the Victorian era was a big deal. Back then, displaying fine silver at home was a status symbol for middle-class American families. And this domestic silver craze meant great profitability for legendary silversmith manufacturers such as Reed & Barton, Gorham Manufacturing Company and the International Silver Company, which was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898, a major hub of silver manufacturing nicknamed “Silver City.”

Today, special occasions might call for ceremonial silver designed by Tiffany & Co. or the seductive sterling-silver cutlery from remarkable Danish silversmith Georg Jensen, but there really doesn’t have to be an event on the calendar to trot out your finest tableware.

Event- and wedding-planning company maestro Tara Guérard says that some “investment pieces,” such as this widely enamored alloy, should see everyday use, and we’re inclined to agree.

“Sterling-silver flatware is a must-have that you can use every single day, even to eat cereal,” she says. “Personally, I want a sterling-silver goblet set for 12 to 20; I would use them every time I had a dinner party. Ultimately, there are no criteria for buying vintage pieces: Buy what you love, and make it work.”

Whether you’re thinking “ceremonial” or “cereal,” browse a versatile collection of vintage, new and antique sterling-silver wares on 1stDibs today.