Collection Online
silver, ebony
18.1 × 24.2 × 13.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Copenhagen, Denmark
punched in base c.: DESSIN / HK (in an oval) / DENMARK GEORG / JENSEN (GEORG JENSEN in an oval of dashes) STERLING/ 1051
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1969
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
Bulbous body, convex lid, rounded angular ebony handle.

Henning Koppel was one of the most innovative silver designers of the mid twentieth century. His strikingly original designs are remarkable in the way they temper the strict rules of functionalism with organic, lifelike shapes. His aim was to make everyday objects beautiful as well as practical. Koppel was a master of abstraction, emphasising the sculptural qualities rather than surface ornament of a piece. His designs paid utmost respect to the handcraft tradition; each form was carefully raised, planished and polished to achieve a lustre that fully complimented its sleek, curvilinear volumes.