silver

George Jensen featured image

Georg Jensen was a Danish metalworker. He was born in Faavad. He was apprenticed as a goldsmith. cl895-1901, he studied sculpture, Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Copenhagen. Read More →

Louis Rault coin featured image

Louis Rault (1847 – 1903) was a French Sculptor, engraver, silversmith and jewellery designer.Between 1868 and 1875, Rault worked in the Boucheron workshop on the Place Vendรดme in Paris. At the end of the nineteenth century, he set up a workshop where he produced silver and jewellery in the Art Nouveau style.Read More →

Regarding silverware, the design can be found on several hollow pieces that are repeatedly employed to create a band around the calyx of the piece. It was a well-known aspect of the RENAISSANCE STYLE, and later of the neo-classical style, the Adam style, and once more the regency style. The leaf, whose form changes over time, can be found as either applied or embossed decoration.Read More →

Hallmark example

A hallmark is a symbol or device struck at an assay office on gold or silver, indicating that article conforms to legal standards of manufacture established by the monarch, local guilds, government etc. Literally, mark applied at Goldsmith’s Hall (London assay office since 1300) but extended to cover e.g. all five stamps found on Victorian silver until 1890: assay office mark specific to each assay office; Read More →

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Fred G. Minuth was an American Silversmith. He was professionally active in Chicago.Read More →

Wiwen Nilsson - Black and white photo from Wikipedia

He was trained in the workshop of his father Anders Nilsson. He studied at the Konigliche Preussische Zeichenakademie, Hanau (Germany), and in the Paris studio of Georg Jensen while at the Acadรฉmie de la Grande Chaumiere and Acadรฉmie Colarossi.Read More →

Helicon Vase

A Helicon vase is a centrepiece named after Mount Helicon in Greece. It was sacred to the ancient Greek muses. Read More →

Silver and twentieth century design

The impact of silver metal technology has driven the development of modern furnishings throughout the 20th century. The transformation of a chair into a sculptural statement, for example. Interior metal objects have not always been at the forefront of modern design within a multi-function. With the emphasis on warmth and comfort in the home, the scope for a wide range of metal products for this domain is not there.Read More →

Gunilla Jung glass and lighting

Gunilla Jung was a glass and lighting artist and Silversmith. She designed glassware for Karhula (later Iittala) in the 1930s at the Institute of Applied Arts in Helsinki. Maybe best known for her pioneering lighting projects, such as in Helsinki’s Savoy Theatre.

Taito created her first silver designs and, later in the 1930s, others by Viri and Kultaseppรคt. She worked with Frans Nykรคnen, who at varying times was a director at both silversmithies.Read More →

Jean Puiforocat

His silver work was based on the geometric series and had smooth surfaces. Pieces were embellished with ivory, onyx, lapis lazuli, and rosewood. He also used gilding.Read More →

Derby Silver Company

Derby Silver Company was an American silversmith located in Derby, Connecticut. It was founded inRead More →

Robert Welch Featured Image

He studied painting at the Malvern School of Art under Victor Moody from 1946 to 1947 and 1949 to 1950. Silversmithing at Birmingham College of Art between 1950 and 1952. Between 1952 and 1955, he studied silversmithing at the Royal College of Art in London, mentored by Robert Gooden.Read More →

Carl Hugo Pott

Carl Pott studied design and metallurgy at technical school in Solingen and Forschungsinitut unf Profieramt fรผr Edelmetalle, Schwรคbisch-Gmรผnd.Read More →

Juliuys Olaf Randall

In 1901, he moved to New York and worked for Tiffany and Gorham Manufacturing. In 1907, he worked at the Kalo Shop in Chicago before opening his own Randahl Shop in Park Ridge, Illinois, in 1911.Read More →

Marianne Brandt featured image

Brandt is one of over 200 women product designers from more than 50 countries featured in Woman Made: Great Women Designers (Phaidon) by Jane Hall. The authorโ€™s wide lens covers the stories of iconic trailblazers and now-forgotten figures alike, and each designer is presented with one of their seminal works accompanied by a short text about their career and life.Read More →

Late 19th Century Silverware

At the time, the mystique of exotic, faraway places was everywhere. Archaeological discoveries fueled interest. Japanese art and design had become popular after 1854, when Admiral Perry opened it up to trade. The Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876 stimulated Japanese influence on American design.Read More →

Bottle Opener - Arne Petersen

At the Copenhagen firm C.C. Herman, Petersen learnt silver and goldsmithing methods. He joined the Georg Jensen Solvsmedie in 1948 and worked in the hollow-ware department until 1976. His 1975 Bottle Opener, made of stainless steel soldered with brass, received a lot of attention.
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Omar Ramsden featured image

He was a leading silverware designer and manufacturer in England. He lived on Fir Street in Walkley, Sheffield, Yorkshire but worked in London for most of his career.Read More →

Kay Fisk Silver

Kay Fisker (1893-1965) was a Danish architect and furniture designer, metalworker, and professionally active in Copenhagen.Read More →

Ernst Riegel featured image

Ernst Riegel 1871 – 1939) was a metalsmith from Germany. He was active in Munich, Darmstadt, and Cologne after being born in Mรผnnerstadt.Read More →