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Bernadotte, dinner spoon
designed (1939); manufactured (1945-1951)

Medium
silver
Measurements
2.0 × 4.3 × 19.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Copenhagen, Denmark
Inscription
punched (vertically) in bowl in rear l.c.: GEORG / JENSEN (all in a dotted oval) / STERLING / DENMARK
Accession Number
1166-D4
Department
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1952
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Dinner spoon, medium 9, designed by Sigvard Bernadotte (1907- ).
About
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.
—text from Nordic Cool (Feb 2015)