Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Silver Fund




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

22 comments:

  1. What a great source. I love the lattice-like pattern that reminds me of a quilted Chanel bag. And I haven't seen a dinner bell for about 26 years! I'd forgotten about those.

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  2. I owe my a special thanks to Alessandra Branca in her latest interview, CS Interiors, for mentioning her HOTS: ".............., The Peak of Chic blog,...." As a frist timer to you blog (and I am 'hooked') what I am first greeted with is the timeless Georg Jensen silver. An hour later, I am catching up on all of your postings and they are timeless too-!!

    Thanks for being you,
    Denise

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  3. You can never go wrong with anything designed by Georg Jensen! Those Danes. . . . always something up their sleeves.

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  4. Wow...the Georg Jensen Toastrack would be both lovely and an impressive addition to a breakfast in bed presentation.

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  5. Courtney- It does look like a Chanel bag! Good eye!

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  6. Denise- Thank you for the kind words! I'm so glad you found my blog. Stop by again soon! :)

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  7. Porter- Absolutely! They're a creative people, aren't they?!

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  8. Brandy- You could burn the toast and no one would care as long as it was served in that toast rack.

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  9. The Royal Copenhagen store in Copenhagen has a very thorough display of Jensen. I think you are right the deco pieces are the best. The Blossom Pattern Coffee set with the ivory handles is something I have long lusted for.

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  10. I've been to their London location. It's truly incredible to see the range of styles. I am Georgian-silver type, myself!

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  11. Vie- I wouldn't mind having that set myself!

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  12. Pigtown- I can definitely see how you would be a Georgian silver type gal! :)

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  13. This is one of my favourite sources—just for looking, mind you. I'll never have enough funds to afford anything being offered. That being said, I covet the Jensen salt and peppers.

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  14. Aesthete- Yes, it's browsing for me too. I would love that tea set, but the salt and pepper shakers are awfully striking too.

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  15. I'm loving those darling Jensen Salt and Pepper Shakers and their little "ball" feet. Of course, i would want to put several sets of these on my table. How simple and stylish at the same time.

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  16. Gosh I love it!! Specially the art deco tea set and the Jensen salt and pepper shakers.

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  17. Lovely posting! An excellent reason to buy lottery tickets! LOL! On this side of the Atlantic -- I can highly recommend "The Silver Vault" in Charleston, South Carolina. A real treasure shop!

    http://www.silvervaultcharleston.com/

    Jan at Rosemary Cottage

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  18. .... I've already knocked over every bank in the area... and now this comes along.

    The deco bell is... well, it beats the foam rubber pellets that I shot out of the room to demand more Gatorade and crackers.

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  19. E and E- You're too funny! Yes, the bell is far more elegant than foam pellets.

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  20. It's a superb shop - probably the best source for Jensen silver in the world. They used to have a store in NY (on Madison), but it didn't last very long. Interesting that they now have a location in San Francisco.

    My taste also runs to the art deco patterns, but I suppose the more sinuous art nouveau designs are what Jensen is best known for.

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  22. Ah, Georg Jensen silver is fabulous! When we get any in stock it never seems to remain with us for very long.

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