This sterling silver serving spoon was crafted by Danish silversmith Georg Jensen in the Bernadotte pattern. First designed in 1939 by the industrial designer and former Prince of Sweden, Sigvard Bernadotte (1907-2002), the pattern is still manufactured today by Georg Jensen. Bernadotte was the son of Gustav VI of Sweden and was disqualified from the line of succession due to a poor marriage in 1934. At this point he lost his royal title and became known simply as 'Mr Bernadotte'. During the mid 20th Century the Prince designed several successful lines for Georg Jensen such as the 'Bernadotte' flatware and also crafted a bowl named after his niece, Margarethe, Queen of Denmark. The spoon strikingly simple and undeniably Art Deco in taste, features long grooves down the handle and a high polish bowl meaning its perfect for serving desserts. The piece is hallmarked with the Georg Jensen post 1945 hallmark dating it to the second half of the 20th Century. To the rear of the handle the piece has a short indented scratch which has perhaps been there for the majority of its life, however doesn't detract from the look of the piece and can only be seen when upside down. A beautifully chic and usable piece of Jensen silver.
Marked - 'Georg Jensen' post '45 mark and 'STERLING DENMARK'
Measures - 18cm L
Total weight of piece - 68 grams