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Fish dish, model no. 1054
designed (1956); manufactured (c. 1980)

Medium
silver
Measurements
(a-b) 14.2 × 71.2 × 19.2 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
(Copenhagen), Denmark
Inscription
(a) punched in base c.: DESSIN / HK (HK in a circle) / DENMARK GEORG / JENSEN (GEORG / JENSEN in a dotted oval) STERLING. / 1054
Accession Number
D433.a-b-1980
Department
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
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
Gallery location
18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor
Level 2, NGV International
Physical description
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.