Georg Jensen Silver Coffee & Tea Set - Blossom/ Magnolia #2D/ #2C - VINTAGE

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Coffee & Tea Set - Blossom/ Magnolia #2D/ #2C - VINTAGE

Georg Jensen Silver Coffee & Tea Set  - Blossom/ Magnolia #2D/ #2C - VINTAGE


Designed by: Georg Jensen (1866-1935) in 1905


Georg Jensen’s very first tea and coffee set takes a number of figures from nature and combines them into a new organic form. Low and stout, with toad’s feet and a magnolia blossom on top this merging of elements was typical of Georg Jensen’s work with flora and fauna.

The flower bud was inspired by Japanese art, which uses the magnolia bud as a symbol of the month of May. The toad is also known in Japan and is a symbol of luck.

This set is one of the most typical Art Nouveau of all Georg Jensen’s works because its basic shape is designed as something from nature, not just decorated with natural elements as an afterthought.

As typical for Georg Jensen’s pieces the decoration was applied to the top and the bottom of the pieces. The surface of the coffee and tea service is covered with delicate hammer marks – a distinct Georg Jensen style - which softens the reflected light to create the greyish shimmer he associated with moonlight.

The silversmith applies the hammer marks to the body of the pieces and solders on the feet as well as the socket to hold the handle and the spout. The spout of the coffee and teapot is made from a flat piece of silver which is bendt around, soldered and then shaped. Before soldering on the spout, holes for the liquid to run through are drilled in the body, and the silversmith will measure and mark precisely where the spout and handle are to be placed – the slightest inaccuracy will make the pot pour askew.



Hammered sterling silver 925 S



Coffee pot:

Height: 21 cm./ 8.3"

Handle length: 10.5 cm./ 4.1"

Volume: 1.15 L./ 38.8 0z.




Height: 14 cm./ 5.5"

Diameter, bowl: 14.4 cm./ 5.7"

Handle length: 10 cm./ 3.9"



Height: 7 cm./ 2.8"

Diameter, bowl: 10.2 cm./ 4"

Handle length: 6.8 cm./ 2.7"


Sugar bowl:

Height: 12 cm./ 4.7"

Diameter, bowl: 10.4 cm./ 4.1"


Stamped with Georg Jensen & Wendel A/S (1945-51 stamp), 925S, Sterling, Denmark and 2D.

Teapot marked 2C.

The item is pre-owned but in pefekt vintage condition. Coffee pot and creamer no longer in production in this version.


VAT Margin Scheme:
Pre-owned "Vintage" item - no VAT added and therefore buyer cannot deduct VAT.


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