Cohr Danish Sterling Silver Pair of Oil Candlesticks in Jensen Mid-Century Modern Style
Cohr, Danish pair of sterling silver oil candlesticks in an elegant, geometric, Mid-Century Modern style as well as in a quality and style reminiscent of Georg Jensen. They measure 3 1/3'' in height by 3 7/8'' in diameter at the base and bear hallmarks as shown. Total weight is 16.4 troy ounces.
In 1860, a young goldsmith named Ditlev Madsen Cohr opened his workshop in Fredericia, Denmark where he made his living on the manufacture and sale of hand-forged silver flatware. In 1883 he passed away, and his widow led the business until the eldest son, the 25-year-old Carl Madsen Cohr, could take over.
International recognition came after the World Exhibition in Brussels 1935 and Paris 1937 under the artistic direction of HP Jacobsen. Through the German occupation in 1940-45, Cohr survived by reclaiming old silver and attempting to work with other metals such as plated zinc, "bronze" and spoons and forks made of aluminum. During the 1950s, silversmith Hans Bunde’s designs were also crucial to Cohrs success and brought much recognition to the company’s name even today. The company closed in 1987.
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