Georg Jensen by Nielsen Hammered Sterling Silver Large Kiddush Cup #516 from 1930s
Georg Jensen, beautifully hand hammered Kiddush cup in pattern number 516, made between 1933 and 1944, designed by renowned designer Harald Nielsen. At the bottom of the cup, a stylized motif runs across. It measures 4 1/2'' in height by 4 1/4'' in diameter, weighs 10.5 troy ounces, and bears hallmarks as shown.
Danish silversmith George Jensen set up his own silver business in 1904 in Copenhagen. Jensen's training in metalsmithing -- along with his education in the fine arts -- allowed him to combine the two disciplines and revive the tradition of the artist craftsman. Soon, the beauty and quality of his creations caught the eye of the public and his success was assured. The Copenhagen quarters were soon greatly expanded. Before the end of the 1920s, Jensen had opened retail shops in Berlin (1909), London (1921), and New York (1924).
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