Boxed Georg Jensen Acorn Pattern Silver Table Service

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Canteen Acorn Pattern
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Canteen Acorn Pattern Acorn Silver Table Service by Georg Jensen Art Deco DSCN7773 DSCN7777 DSCN7781 DSCN7778 DSCN7785 DSCN7776 DSCN7786

£7,250.00

78-piece Canteen - Acorn Pattern (8 place settings) - Hallmark: London import marks 1935-37 by Georg Jensen – Weight: 2800 grams (90 troy ounces) plus 18 knives - Ref. No.: SFJ/3684

78-piece Acorn Pattern Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery,  1935-37 by Georg Jensen

The Service

This is an excellent 78- piece canteen of silver flatware and cutlery in one of the most sought after patterns of the 20th century - Georg Jensen’s Acorn Pattern. Furthermore it has the rare benefit of being housed in its original wooden box.

Dating from the 1930’s, this Art Deco service provides for up to 8 pieces for 8 place settings with some serving items. All the pieces were made by Georg Jensen and the vast majority bear English hallmarks for 1935-1937 period (one or two date either side of this three-year period),  in addition to the Jensen workshop Sterling mark.

The service includes the seven pieces from a standard place setting, plus what might seem the unusual addition of eight grapefruit spoons – during the 1930’s eating grapefruit was the height of fashion, but these days the spoons could be used for plenty of other purposes instead, such as small portion desserts like creme brulee. As you would expect, the table and dessert knives have silver handles with stainless steel blades.

There is a good range of serving items, including two beautifully elegant sauce ladles and a pair of carvers. There is space at the back of the lower compartment for additional pieces and we are able to supply other items in Acorn pattern on request.

Acorn Pattern

Acorn is probably the best known Jensen flatware pattern and was designed by Johan Rohde in 1916. It is also known by its Danish name of Konge. It has a stylized acorn motif surmounting two scrolls to the terminal of the ridged stem. It has a lovely elegant feel that has inevitably lead to it become one of the most popular and highly sought after of all Jensen flatware patterns.

Georg Jensen

Georg Jensen was a Danish silversmith who opened his first silver workshop in 1904 in Copenhagen. He was to become the most renown maker of silverware in the World with shops in London, Paris, New York, Berlin and Stockholm. His company embraced the Art Deco movement of the 1920’s and 30’s and some of his most important patterns were designed during this period. Many of the Jensen flatware patterns have endured the test of time and remain highly popular today.

Components

This boxed 78-piece service consists of the following:

8 Soup Spoons                16.2cm

4 Table Spoons                 20.4cm

8 Table/dinner Knives     25cm

Pair Salad Servers           16.8cm

8 Table/dinner Forks      20cm 

Pair Pie Servers                15.5cm

8 Dessert Knives            20.7cm

Pair Sauce Ladles            19.5cm

8 Dessert  Forks             16.8cm

Cheese Knife                   18.8cm

8 Dessert Spoons           17.3cm

Butter Knife                     15cm

8 Teaspoons                   14.6cm

Carving Knife & Fork   31/24.5cm

8 Grapefruit Spoons      14.8cm

 

Total weight of weighable silver 2800 grams (90 troy ounces) plus 18 silver handled knives with stainless steel blades (12 table, 12 dessert & 2 carvers).

Condition

Excellent original condition. The service has been hand-polished and benefits from having no personalised engravings to the pieces.

Presentation

This canteen is supplied in its original wooden box with two brass carrying handles and a lift-out top tray. Each piece has an individual slot and there is a space at the back for further items if required. To the right hand-side of the box’s inside rim is a Georg Jensen nameplate. There is no key.

As with all the canteens available from our web-site, we are happy to send a sample place setting for approval, on receipt of a fully refundable surety payment, prior to purchasing this canteen.