Silver Lining

My partner and I were struck by the frustration of Georg Jensen collectors, who were finding it very difficult to location some of the most sought-after designs,” says London shop owner Alastair Crawford. “So in 1996 we decided to focus our efforts on finding vintage Jensen patterns to meet their needs.”

Crawford and his partner, Michael James, have ince accumulated a 50,000-piece inventory of Jensen jewelry, flatware and hollowware. Matthew White (right, with a set of ca. 1950 Jensen Caravel flatware designed by Henning Koppel) has long been a fan of their two-story gallery, The Silver Fund.

“The diversity of Jensen’s design is fascinating to me,” White says. “They’re elegant and sophisticated but always simple. He created sleek, mid-century shops and wonderfully organic items with patterns that work well in the city or the country. And The Silver Fund real has the best of the best.” Popular Jensen designs range from a ca.1928 cocktail shaker by Johan Rohde and a ca. 1918 grape compote (left) to a ca. 1920 two-arm candelabrum (below). The Silver Fund 40 Bury St., London SW1Y 6AU.

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