Offered is a rare brooch in sterling silver by Georg Jensen. It is not large, measuring 1" x 1.5". The brooch was designed by architect Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen during his time as manager of Georg Jensen silversmithery. Gundlach-Pedersen studied sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Beginning in 1911 he worked at the Georg Jensen Silversmithy and from 1926 - 54 he was the assistant director. He designed a number of jewelry and hollowware pieces and was represented in many exhibitions. He received a gold medal at the Paris World Exhibition in 1925 and the Diplome d'honneru at L'Exposition Internationale in Paris in 1937. In 1927, the Danish Government organized a traveling exhibit of Danish Craftsmanship. The US press coverage hailed Georg Jensen as a leader in a new modernist aesthetic, which became known as the Functionalist movement. Functionalism was partly expressed through geometric form and lack of ornamentation. One of the Jensen designers who participated in the show was Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen. He designed 3 pieces of jewelry around that time which reflected this movement. This design is one of these.
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