Blossom is one of Georg Jensen's loveliest and most desirable patterns. It is also the most demanding for his silversmiths to create, the costliest, and I think, the only period Art Nouveau silver pattern still in production. The blossom was designed by Jensen himself in 1905, a pure expression of his Art Nouveau aesthetic, and used on his famous teapot as a finial, but it was not until fourteen years later that he designed a full line of cutlery in the Blossom pattern.
Although you can still purchase the Blossom pattern, this particular pierced spoon does not appear in the current Jensen catalog; I have searched the Web and cannot find another for reference. I believe this is a Sugar Sifter Spoon, but I'm not certain. If anybody has a definitive answer I'd appreciate an e-mail, but I can say with certainty that it is an uncommon piece.
The bowl is too small to be a berry spoon, and to my eye has a more pleasing proportion as a result. And although it would work well for sifting sugar, and that is my best guess as to it's intended function, the bowl is shallower than many examples. It looks to be similar to Jensen's rare tea caddy spoons but for the piercing, or would work well for nuts, as an olive spoon, a bon bon spoon, or for serving any other small tidbit whether presented in a liquid or not. My price for this antique rarity is less than the cost of most new pieces in Jensen's Blossom line.
Condition is great with no problems to report. The bowl displays its original hammered texture, and the silver has a warm glow. The mark is one of the earliest used by Jensen and dates this piece between 1910 and 1925. The spoon measures 5 1/2" overall with the bowl measuring 1 1/2" across.
A beautiful piece. Unabashedly romantic. Tie it to a box of dried rose buds and present it with love... that is if you can bear to part with it.
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