Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Candlesticks No. 855B by Sigvard Bernadotte

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Candlesticks No. 855B by Sigvard Bernadotte


Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Candlesticks No. 855B designed by Sigvard Bernadotte.

Price is for the pair but these candlesticks can also be ordered individually.

The stem of this candlestick is a tube which has been pulled through a so-called draw plate which makes the lines. The base is an assemblage of four individually made parts, and when the silversmith assembles them he/she must ensure that the soldering is perfectly smooth so that they are invisible on the final piece. The most challenging part of making this candlestick is the actual the joining of the base and the stem – a part that you hardly see because the rallying point is covered by the hollow stem. The challenge is that the slightest unevenness in the two parts and/or the soldering will result in the stem slanting and consequently a dripping candle.

Unlike most other hollowware pieces the parts of this candlestick are polished before they are assembled. The reason for this is the design - the edges must stay very sharp and if the candlestick is assembled before being polished it will be almost impossible for the polisher to not hit the sharp edges due to the very high speed of the brushes on the grinding and polishing machine.

A similar example can be seen in the book GEORG JENSEN HOLLOWARE, The Silver Fund Collection by David Taylor and Jason Laskey, pg. 275. 

Designer: Sigvard Bernadotte
Maker: Georg Jensen
Design #: 855B
Circa: contemporary
Dimensions: 9.84"H
Country of Origin: Denmark

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