Art Deco Georg Jensen Danish Sterling Silver Box Model #857A

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This fine sterling silver box has all of the hallmarks - literally - for which Jensen is famous - first-rate materials, clean lines, and absolute elegance. The box is heavy in the hand, with a bold design. Designed by Georg Jensen's second son, Jorgen Jensen (1895 - 1960).  Starting just before World War I, Jorgen Jensen received training from the Munich goldsmith Leonard Ebert; he also studied at the City School of Arts and Crafts, Munich. He worked as a member of G. Jensen from 1917 to 1923, and again from 1936-1962. 

From 1923 to 1936 he operated his own workshop in Stockholm. He rejoined the Jensen firm in 1936 and worked as a designer there until 1962. 

Impressed marks, model #857A. Retailed in Denmark, . Circa 1945-51.  1 1/4"H.  x 6 1/4" W. x 3 3/8" D. 174.6 dwt.