Silversmith Georg Jensen was born on Aug. 31, 1866, in Raadvad, Denmark. At 14 he began a goldsmith apprenticeship. In 1904, he opened his own silversmith shop in Copenhagen. He showed his work at foreign exhibits and built a strong reputation. He was one of the first metalworkers to use steel for cutlery. By 1935, he had stores worldwide and more than 3,000 patterns.
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