Georg Jensen Sugar Basket with Rosebuds
Designed by Georg Jensen in 1917
Design No. 235C
Size: Height: 2 3/8“ (6.1 cm) Length: 2 7/8” (7.4 cm) Width: 2” (5 cm)
Date of Manufacture: Post 1945
Georg Jensen designed this delightful sugar basket in 1917, which was during the difficult times of the 1 st World War when silver was in short supply and Germany, which had been their largest market, was now closed to them. However, the firm had started to expand to other regions such as America, and further developed the market in Sweden.
Georg Jensen would have drawn the design of this sugar basket on any scrap of paper he could lay his hands on at the time, wherever the inspiration had come to him, whether in a restaurant or in the workshop. He would then have passed it to one of his silversmiths to manufacture. In spite of the troubled times they were in, Georg Jensen continued to design and produce his works of art.