This rare piece of hand hammered sterling silver was manufactured by Danish silversmithing firm Georg Jensen during the Art Nouveau period. The piece is known as a 'lidded vegetable' dish and is completely hand hammered with an elaborate berry style finial to the lid. The rim of the dish features a repeating stylised floral pattern while the finial of the hand hammered lid has a beautifully rendered berry and leaf design, very typical for Jensen during this period. The piece features date marks to the underside for 1915-1930, however we understand the design to have been first crafted in circa 1917. The pattern is referred to as number '228D' which is also incised into the foot rim of the dish. The remarkable thing about this piece is that it was crafted within Jensen's lifetime, unlike the majority of the Jensen pieces that have been manufactured over the last century. It is entirely possible that during its manufacture Georg Jensen himself could have handled the piece or been instrumental in its design and construction. This very rare piece of Jensen silver is a great testament to the exquisite work produced by his Danish craftsmen during the early 20th Century, which in turn allowed Georg Jensen to flourish right through to the 21st Century.
Marked - 'DENMARK' 'STERLING' '228D' along with two Jensen hallmarks
Measures - 23cm W x 14cm H
Total weight of piece - 732 grams