Connoisseur’s collection of Georg Jensen silver to be auctioned May 16

Georg Jensen sterling silver Pyramid pattern coffee set 600A. Four-piece set designed by Harald Nielsen in 1930. Sterling silver tray 1074 designed by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

Georg Jensen sterling silver Pyramid pattern coffee set 600A. Four-piece set designed by Harald Nielsen in 1930 with a sterling silver tray 1074 (not pictured) designed by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

 

NEW YORK – An immense collection of Georg Jensen silver – a virtual catalogue raisonné of the Danish silversmith’s 95 years of production – will be offered May 16 in an online auction conducted through Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers.

A true connoisseur’s collection, it consists of 163 lots that range from flatware and hollow ware to jewelry and one-of-a-kind commissioned items, all exhibiting the fine workmanship that made Georg Jensen famous.

 

Georg Jensen sterling silver Moonlight Grape necklace 96B, designed by Harald Nielsen, 14 1/2 inches in length. Estimate: $2,500-$3,000. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

Georg Jensen sterling silver Moonlight Grape necklace 96B, designed by Harald Nielsen, 14 1/2 inches in length. Estimate: $2,500-$3,000. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

 

The breadth of the collection must be seen to be believed and includes even the most “optional” of pieces (caviar spoon, marrow scoop, tomato server, caviar server, marmalade spoon, stuffing spoon, cream soup spoon, grape shears, etc).

Styles cover Jensen’s entire design spectrum, from earlier and now-classic Art Nouveau creations to the more contemporary Art Moderne pieces of the 1950s.

 

Some serving pieces from a 137-piece Georg Jensen sterling silver Acanthus flatware set. Estimate: $18,000-$24,000. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

Some serving pieces from a 137-piece Georg Jensen sterling silver Acanthus flatware set. Estimate: $18,000-$24,000. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

 

While many rare pieces in the auction are highly coveted, the seller expects price points will be accessible to both collectors and end users.

The collector who hand-selected the silver was a world traveler, and some of the pieces have import hallmarks.

 

Georg Jensen sterling silver Danish tureen model 88A, 5 inches high x 9 1/4 inches in diameter, post 1945, weighs approximately 31 ounces. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

Georg Jensen sterling silver Danish tureen model 88A, 5 inches high x 9 1/4 inches in diameter, post 1945, weighs approximately 31 ounces. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

 

 

Highlight items include an early pair of Grape pattern candlesticks with matching compote, a Grape pattern tazza, an array of rare serving bowls in various shapes and sizes, unique fish services – one crafted by Georg Jensen himself in the 1920s – early tea and coffee services, a Danish tureen (shown above) and flatware services in Winter Acorn, Cactus (below), Acanthus and Caravelle patterns.

 

 

Georg Jensen sterling silver Cactus flatware set, 214 pieces including many rare serving pieces. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

Georg Jensen sterling silver Cactus flatware set, 214 pieces including many rare serving pieces. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

 

All of the items exhibit the enduring elegance and fine workmanship that have always distinguished Georg Jensen silver.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.