Georg Jensen CACTUS Salad Fork

Georg JensenCACTUS Salad Fork

$550.00

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Details
  • Salad fork is made of sterling silver and stainless steel.
  • Hand wash.
  • Approx. 9.5"L.
  • Made in Denmark.

Gundorph Albertus (1887-1970) joined Georg Jensen's 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.

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.

To keep your cutlery looking as good as possible, it should be washed by hand in a mild soapy water and dried immediately after use. You should avoid leaving the cutlery unwashed or letting it soak overnight, as this may leave stains. We do not recommend washing silverware in the dishwasher, as this can scratch the cutlery, while the salt and rinse agent can leave black marks and blotches on the surface. Please also avoid letting the cutlery be exposed to water with a high salt, chlorine or iron content, as this may leave small rust spots. Acid from food, e.g. mustard and egg, can also attack the silver and the steel blades of the knives, causing stains. If this happens, remove the stains gently with silver polish.

Polishing: The more often the silver cutlery is used, the more beautiful it becomes. And the more it is used, the less it has to be polished. When polishing the cutlery, we recommend using a silver polish. However, please note that an oxidized finish is used for some of our silver cutlery designs. This finish is the deliberate blackening of crevices in the ornamentation to make the decorative details stand out more clearly. The finish can be removed by overzealous cleaning and polishing, and silver polish will remove the oxidation completely. Silver polish should therefore not be used for these cutlery pieces.
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About Georg Jensen:
In 1904 the Danish silversmith Georg Jensen founded his first modest silver smithy in the heart of Copenhagen. Thirty years later, he had made an international name for himself. When he died in 1935, the New York Herald Tribune saluted him as "the greatest silversmith of the last 300 years."