Cactus Lunch Knife, Long Handle by Gundolph Albertus for Georg Jensen
Designed in 1930 by Gundorph Albertus, the Cactus cutlery pattern has elements of Art Deco's penchant for striking decoration and the simplicity of form evident in the emerging functionalist style. The form of the Cactus pattern is simple, yet defined and the stylized detail of the cactus clearly illustrates Gundorph Albertus' meticulous sensitivity to the character of silver.
Material: Sterling Silver
Measurements: H: 8.25 inches
Gundorph Albertus (1887-1970) joined Georg Jensens silversmithy in 1911, while studying as a sculptor at the Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen. Before this he had worked as a silversmith in Munich and Paris for years. He received a gold medal at the World Exhibit in Paris in 1925 as well as the honor award in 1937.