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Simply Danish: Silver Jewellery - 20th Century
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Jorg Schwandt
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Simply Danish: Silver Jewellery - 20th Century

Jorg Schwandt



Precious metal & precious stones: artworks & design;
Decorative arts;
Fashion & textiles: design


232 pages

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Silver jewellery in Denmark occupied a prominent role in Europe throughout the entire twentieth century. By concentrating on unpretentious silver, jewellery manufacturers and designers released jewellery from its obligation to have a pronounced material value and were thus able to bring design to the forefront.

In this present publication, Joerg Schwandt gives a unique overview with 170 highlights from his new collection of Danish silver jewellery. In it he documents the development of the Danish idiom, which is in part responsible for the renown that Danish design - also over and above jewellery - went on to achieve: from the near-nature motifs before 1925, via the functional designs of the 1930s, to the sculptural forms since 1945, which attract attention with their dynamic reflexions of light.

With a special chapter on the dating of early Georg Jensen jewellery as well as an extensive index comprising seventy silver makers' marks, the publication is an indispensable aid for the unequivocal identification of Danish silver jewellery.

By:   Jorg Schwandt
Imprint:   Arnoldsche
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 240mm, 
ISBN:   9783897905269
ISBN 10:   3897905264
Pages:   232
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jorg Schwandt is a collector, author and gallerist who has widely published on German applied arts and Danish silver. A collection of twentieth-century Danish silver jewelry, compiled together with his wife, Marion, over a period of forty years and comprising 950 objects, is now permanently on view at Den Gamle By in Aarhus (DK).

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