Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Leaf Earrings No. 50A by Harald Nielsen
Elegant design. Very comfortable with screw back clasps.
Designer: Harald Nielsen Maker: Georg Jensen Design #: 50A Circa: 1940s Dimensions: .78" Country of Origin: Denmark
Harald Nielsen bio: Harald Nielsen (1892 - 1977) is an important figure in the history of the Georg Jensen Silversmithy. He was not only a masterful designer; he helped facilitate a smooth transition from the first generation of the firm’s designers, notably Georg Jensen and Johan Rohde - to those who followed, and played a key role in ensuring the continuity of high standards of craftsmanship and design creativity.
Nielsen was the younger brother of Georg Jensen’s third wife, Johanne Nielsen. Although he aspired to be a painter, in 1909 he became an apprentice in Jensen’s small workshop, where he was initially employed as a chaser. Later, he became one of the Silversmithy’s designers and the director of the smithy’s school for apprentices, the latter a position he held for seventeen years. He served as the Silversmithy’s director from 1954 through 1958, and as its artistic director from 1958 to 1962.