Offered is a rare brooch in sterling silver by Georg Jensen, designed by Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen. It is not large, measuring 1" x 1.5", but it is an important piece of jewelry.
In 1927, the Danish Government organized a traveling exhibit of Danish Craftsmanship. The US press coverage hailed Georg Jensen as a leader in a new modernist aesthetic, which became known as the Functionalist movement, partly expressed through geometric form and lack of ornamentation. One of the Jensen designers who participated in the traveling show was Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen. He designed 3 pieces of jewelry that reflected this movement. This brooch is one of the three designs.
Architect Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen studied sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Beginning in 1911 he worked at the Georg Jensen Silversmithy and from 1926 thru 1954 he was the assistant director. He designed a number of jewelry and hollow ware pieces and was represented in many exhibitions. He received a gold medal at the Paris World Exhibition in 1925, and the Diplome d'honneru at L'Exposition Internationale in Paris in 1937.