Sunday, January 29, 2006

Georg Jensen Silver ACORN Flatware Pattern

In 1915, Georg Jensen Silver began producing its most famous flatware pattern, Acorn, and it has become an artistic classic. These glossy sterling pieces feature weighty handles with flowing vertical lines, and are accented with a scalloped tip and pierced scroll design.

Acorn is an excellent example of applied art from the European Arts and Crafts movement of the early 1900s. Artists from this period relied less on neoclassical or historical styles and looked to nature for inspiration for their designs.

The Arts and Crafts movement is also very closely associated with the Art Nouveau style, which was characterized by the use of undulating lines and the influence of nature, and became known as the art of decadence!