Old Danish Dinner Knife, Short Handle by Harald Nielsen for Georg Jensen
Designed in 1947 by Harald Niellsen, the Old Danish cutlery pattern is a symbolic representation of Denmark's occupation during WWII. The accentuated, clean lines of the double fluted pattern and the balance distribution of weight symbolize the spirit and proud resistance of the Danish nation. The Old Danish pattern has a long association with Danish royalty; King Christain X, who never fled his kingdom during occupation, used the cutlery at state banquets and more recently it was given as a wedding gift to Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and the Crown Princess of Denmark in 2004.
Materials: Sterling Silver
Measurements: H: 8.93 inches
Harald Nielsen 1892 - 1977 had an outstanding talent as a draughtsman and was the originator of some of the most successful designs from Georg Jensen Silversmithy in the 1920s and 30s. He came to the Georg Jensen Silversmithy as an apprentice as early as 1909 and went on to become Georg Jensen’s trusted colleague. After Georg Jensen’s death in 1935, Harald Nielsen made it his life’s work to carry on the master’s work. In total, Nielsen spent more than half a century at Georg Jensen.