Collection Online
Medium
silver
Measurements
22.5 × 14.1 × 11.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Copenhagen, Denmark
Inscription
punched in base c.: DESSIN / Ri (monogram) / DENMARK GEORG / JENSEN (GEORG / JENSEN in a dotted oval) STERLING / 432 / A
Accession Number
1159-D4
Department
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1952
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
Johan Rhode’s silver designs of the early twentieth century are famed for their restraint, rejecting ornamentation in favour of simple forms that rely upon the material and the object’s function to dictate their design. Rohde began working for Jensen in 1906 and even in these early years his pared-back minimalist forms foreshadowed the rise of functionalism in the 1930s.