Mogens Ballin 826 Silver Genie Lamp
This genie lamp has wonderful, stylized details and an edged foot with beading. It has an inscription from 1935. This oil lamp is 826 Silver which dates it to approximately 1915.
This oil lamp is in excellent condition with gorgeous patina.
Mogens Ballin was a talented painter and silversmith who trained Georg Jensen and Just Andersen.
Designer: Mogens Ballin Maker: Mogens Ballin Design #: N/A Circa: 1915 Dimensions: 7.13" L x 2.75" W x 5.25" H Country of Origin: Denmark
Mogens Ballin (1871-1914) was born in Copenhagen. In 1899 Ballin opened his workshop in Tuborg, producing items of brass and metal. He set up the workshop around the ideas of William Morris and John Ruskin of the English Arts and Crafts movement. During this first year, Ballin received a commission for a baptismal fountain for the Hellerup Church. It was also in 1901 that a young journeyman, Georg Jensen was taken on board. A philosophical man, Ballin would talk of various movements within the arts and kept in touch with trends. He began to take an unconventional approach to his materials, experimenting with enamel and electroplating, which were very uncommon in Denmark at the time.