National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with the assistance of Georg Jensen Silversmiths Ltd to mark the centenary of Georges Australia Ltd, 1980
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
18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor Level 2, NGV International
Covered dish, central oval section elongated to form two tapered ends with labiate openings.
Henning Koppel trained in drawing, watercolours and sculpture. At twenty-seven years of age he began designing jewellery and tablewares for Georg Jensen, producing strikingly original designs that reflected his interest in the abstract sculpture of figures such as Jean Arp. Koppel’s designs are primarily concerned with sculptural form characterised by pristine surfaces and expansive flowing lines. The pursuit of functionalism in his designs is tempered by an insistence upon lifelike, organic shapes. Surface ornament, if present, is absolutely minimal.