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The Silver Fund, the leading source for the finest estate Georg Jensen (1866-1935) and other signature 20th- century silver masterworks, is publishing a series of "Showcase" catalogues featuring newly acquired "signature" designs selected because of their special rarity and appeal.
The hard bound catalogs will include works by Georg Jensen as well as other designers associated with his studio including Johan Rohde, Harold Neilsen and Henning Koppel. The catalogs will also feature examples of exemplary 20th-century design by Jean E. Puiforcat, William Spratling, Allan Adler and Antonio Pineda and works from celebrated makers like Tiffany, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Gorham, Murano, Christofle, and Dunhill. The Silver Fund has been based in London for 15 years and exhibits at antique fairs in New York, Palm Beach, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.
Trained as a sculptor at the Royal Academy of Art, Georg Arthur Jensen apprenticed as a ceramist and goldsmith before opening his first silver shop in Copenhagen in 1904. His work quickly garnered worldwide attention and a slew of celebrated clients such as Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo and Katharine Hepburn. Jensen's work and other minimalist silver pieces coming out of Denmark revolutionized modern silver design in the early 1900s. You can see some of the Silver Fund's offerings on their website and at upcoming art shows like the Miami international Art Fair and the Miami Beach Antique Show in January.