Frantz Hingelberg Jam Pot. Sterling Silver Lid With Royal Copenhagen Glazed Pot.
HIghly sought after and seldom seen. This pot has a heavy lid with "threaded" handle. The Georg Jensen spoon complements perfectly.
Layered glazing of warm greens and browns terminating in a creamy white at the lip.
Early marks from 1938.
After traveling aboard for several years, Frantz Hingelberg returned to his hometown of Aarhus in Denmark to open his own business. With his unfortunate and early death at the age of 48 in 1919, his wife, Nanna, took over the company. In 1924, the Hingelberg’s son, Vilhelm, trained to become a qualified silversmith and assumed control over the family business.
Svend Weihrauch (1899-1962), who had worked with Georg Jensen, joined the Hingelberg Company in 1928. He successfully led the company’s designs for 30 years (1928-58), and served as head of the silver workshop. The company received international recognition at the 1937 Exhibition in Paris.
In contrast to other silver smithies, Weihrauch did not hesitate to take advantage of the opportunities offered by machines. He advocated the crisp clear style of functionalism and the greater production provided by such designs and techniques of production. The company's most successful period was during the years following World War II. Hingelberg Jewelers reside in Aarhus to this day. Bio from the Frantz Hingelberg website.
Svend Weihrauch was born in Viborg, Denmark on July 8, 1899.
From 1914 to 1918, Weihrauch received his training as a silversmith and engraver at Hans Christian Matthiasen in Nykøbing, one of the leading workshops for handcrafted Art Nouveau silver. Later, after having spent some years working at the famous Georg Jensen Silver Smithy in Copenhagen, Weihrauch moved to Aarhus to begin work with Frantz Hingelberg. He soon became the workshop manager and main artistic designer from 1928-1956.
The designs of Weihrauch quickly became famous, as he led the artistic movement of functionalism. As a designer, he emphasized the contrasts in geometric shapes, clearly defining each component of a piece. This highlighted the functionality of his designs without compromising their aesthetics. Because these designs relied on functional components, The Hingelberg Silver Smithy was able to utilize partial mechanization of their production, achieving great success in the process.
Svend Weihrauch was unusually prolific, creating over 4,500 designs during his lifelong career as a silvers smithy. He gained large international success during the various world exhibitions held in Brussels in 1935, Paris in 1937, and New York 1939. He died in Aarhus June 14, 1962. Excerpt from "Svend Weihrauch: Silver 1928-1956 A Danish Functionalist" by Jörg Schwandt
Designer: Svend Weihrauch Maker: Frantz Hingelberg/Royal Copenhagen Design #: N/A Circa: 1938 Dimensions: 3.5"H x 3" Country of Origin: Denmark Price: 1875