An early sterling silver bracelet in pattern '#14' by Kristian Mohl-Hansen for Danish jeweller Georg Jensen. The beautifully made sterling silver piece was handcrafted in Denmark and has a Georg Jensen hallmark for the period 1910-1925. There is a later engraving on the reverse of a link of the bracelet 'L.H.G From W.H.G January 12,1941' indicating it was a gift, and likely from a husband to a wife given the similarity in initials. The links are a mixture of small birds, likely doves, and stylised acanthus leaves with central 'buttoning' which alternate in order and are connected by simple silver jump rings. There is an integrated tongue and box clasp which is working beautifully, and it also features a single figure of eight safety clasp for added security. This wonderful and early piece of Jensen is in remarkably good condition for its age and would be a beautiful addition to a Jensen collectors jewel box or could be the first piece to start a collection.
Kristian Mohl-Hansen was born in Ibsker, Denmark in 1876 and was a trained painter, pattern maker, textile designer and all round general freelance designer. He worked primarily as a painter however worked with Georg Jensen and designed for them early in the history of the company. Mohl-Hansen is most favourably remembered for his design of the iconic 'dove within a wreath' which is still produced by Jensen to this day. He is recognised as being the designer for this bracelet #14 and similarities can be drawn between it and the 'dove within a wreath' design.
Marked - '925 STERLING DENMARK' along with '14' for the pattern number and two Georg Jensen logo hallmarks
Total weight - 38.5 grams
Measures - approximately 19cm in length x 2cm wide