Evald Nielsen sterling silver wine coaster. Grape leaf motif with Rosewood and silver base. Very heavy, weighs 18.5 oz. Measures 4.25" D x 2.75" H. Contemporary production, handmade in Denmark.
Designer: Evald Nielsen
Maker: Evald Nielsen
Dimensions: 4.25" D x 2.75" H
Country of Origin: Denmark
Evald Nielsen bio: Evald Nielsen (June 5,1879 - May 12,1958) was a Danish silversmith and long-standing master of the Goldsmith’s Guild of Copenhagen and one of the leading men behind the organizing of Danish gold- and silversmiths. Nielsen was born in Stubbekøbing on the island Falster in the southeast of Denmark. In 1893 Evald Nielsen was apprenticed to the workshop of Aug Fleron in Copenhagen, first as a press operator, later as steel engraver. Evald Nielsen opened his workshop the year after the well-known Georg Jensen started as a silversmith. In the years to come Evald Nielsen put his mark on the Danish skønvirke-style (jugend). Contrary to Georg Jensen, Evald Nielsen based his firm on his own design and only to a small extent used artists and architects as designers. During the first decades he himself designed jewelry, hollow ware and cutlery. He generated his own style, among other things characterized by the so-called drawn out or stretched mountings holding the stones of the jewelry.