Danish Silver Five-Light Candelabrum

The Octopus Candelabrum

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Danish Silver ‘Grapevine’ Five-Light Candelabrum, #383A, Georg Jensen, Copenhagen, post-1945

the five spiral scroll branches chased with fruit below a ring finial and pendant bunches of grapes, on a partly fluted circular base
height 10.8" — 27.5 cm.


December 06, 2017

Estimate $20,000-$25,000

Realised: $28,800

Price Realised: $28,800

Designed in 1920 by Georg Jensen, this elaborate five-branch candelabrum is evocative of the era of abundance which followed World War I, similar to other richly ornamented pieces Jensen created during this period of optimism and plenty.

Sometimes referred to as the Octopus candelabrum, the fantastical design features traditional Art Nouveau motifs of grape leaves, organic structures and meandering vines. The animated and playful arms suggest a sense of growth, with the profusion of buds blossoming from within. From a solid foundation, the arms extend outward and upward, offering their bounty.

 

 


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Pair of Danish Silver Five-Light Candelabra, #224, Johan Rohde for Georg Jensen, Copenhagen, c.1917-19

each fluted stem with interlaced ribbon borders supporting five scroll arms around a spirally fluted extension with entwined dolphin finial, the domed circular bases moulded with clusters of fruit between four scroll supports
height 18" — 45.8 cm.


December 06, 2017

Estimate $30,000-$50,000

Realised: $90,000

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Danish Silver ‘Acorn’ Pattern Flatware Service, Johan Rohde for Georg Jensen, Copenhagen, 20th century

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2 large serving spoons
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2 cheese knives
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Estimate $3,500-$5,000

Realised: $8,400

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June 15, 2015

Estimate $3,000-$4,000

Realised: $9,600

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Pair of Danish Silver Two-Light Candelabra, #343, Johan Rohde for Georg Jensen, Copenhagen, mid-20th century

each multi-knopped stem headed by leaf and berry clusters, issuing twin branches terminating in decagonal sockets, above a plain circular base
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Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $9,000

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