Jensen began producing its flatware designs during the first decade of the twentieth century when Denmark was enjoying an economic boom. Sterling silver cutlery was considered a luxury item and the company was well positioned to respond to the growing demand for it. Sigvard Bernadotte, son of King Gustavus VI Adolphus of Sweden, began his career as a designer with Georg Jensen in 1930. His functionalist designs are of notable grace. The ribbed handles of this service not only provide a visual contrast to the smooth, uninterrupted functional elements of each piece, but also ensure a firm grip.