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Fish dish, model no. 1054
Medium
silver
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
Gallery location
Not on display
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.