Offered is a vintage brooch by Georg Jensen. It is shaped like an open heart with vines growing from the bottom of the heart up to the top. It measures 1.125" x 1". The brooch is marked on the back 'Denmark', '925', 'Georg Jensen' in a dotted oval, and 242B.
The designer is Arno Malinowski. He was successful as a silver designer and a sculptor, ceramist, engraver and medalist that trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts., School of Sculpture in Copenhagen from 1919 to 1922. Malinowski designed a series of statuettes depicting mythological characters from 1921 to 1935 for the Royal Danish Porcelain Manufactory. He worked with the Georg Jensen Company from 1936 to 1944 and from 1949 to 1965 creating designs for jewelery and hollow ware. His jewelery often includes detailed designs of animals such as the kneeling deer and two dolphin brooches. He also designed the "Kingmark" to celebrate the 70th birthday of King Christian in 1940. Malinowski also designed pieces of jewelry in iron rather than silver during the war years when the silver supply was limited. Malinowski is best known for his jewelry but also created hollowware designs which often also incorporated the forms of stylised animals. Malinowski participated in many exhibitions and won numerous awards for his designs. He received a silver medal at the Paris World Exhibition in 1925, the Eckersberg Medal in 1933 and the Carlson Prize in 1936.