Here is a wonderful pair of Sterling silver cufflinks with matching tieclip designed by Harald Nielsen in the Art Deco style for the Danish silversmithy Georg Jensen.
Harald Nielsen was the brother of Jensen’s third wife Johanne, and he joined the firm in 1909, aged 17. He helped to establish the Jensen style and the firm’s tradition for outstanding quality. In the 1920s he designed jewellery, flatware and hollowware, and many, as this set, were still in production 50 years later. There is a notable stylistic development during the course of this decade, which started with the naturalistic organic forms of the Danish Art Nouveau or Skønvirke, and ended with the stricter more streamlined forms of Art Deco. After Georg Jensen’s death in 1935, Nielsen became the artistic leader of the company.
Condition: excellent, no visible damage
Marks: Cufflinks - 61, Georg Jensen in dotted oval post war logo, 925S, Denmark. Tieclip: 925S Denmark, Georg Jensen in dotted oval logo, 61A
Size: Cufflinks: fronts and backs are 1.8cm (0.7") long, tieclip is 5.1cm ( 2") long
Year: 1925-35 / after 1950