And speaking of china and silver, have you ever visited The Silver Fund? Based in the UK, The Silver Fund is one of the world's most prestigious dealers of Georg Jensen silver. Unfortunately, I have not visited the London shop, although I did have the chance to peruse the San Francisco operation recently. Talk about manna from heaven!
The beauty of Georg Jensen silver is that it runs the gamut from Art Nouveau style to Mid-Century Modern. You can find streamlined or art deco pieces that will add some jazz to your silver collection. Or for you nature lovers, there is the legendary "Blossom" pattern- Jensen's famous Art Nouveau inspired design from the 1910s. Jensen's designs just never seem to go out of style. My parents bought a set of Jensen stainless flatware over 30 years ago- despite daily use it has held up remarkably well and it still looks fantastic today.
I've tried to show a range of what The Silver Fund has to offer, but as you can tell it's the Art Deco pieces that make my heart sing.
Georg Jensen Cocktail Shaker Set and Tray, c. 1930s
Jensen Salt and Pepper Shakers, pre-1945
Jensen Art Deco Tea Set with Ebony Handles, c. 1930
Jensen Ivory Handled Bell, c. 1930s
Jensen Toast Rack
Jensen Pyramid Pattern Cruet Set, c. 1930s
A five piece place setting of Jensen's famous "Blossom" flatware
Image at top: Blossom Pattern Coffee Set with ivory handles, pre-1945