A dress ring, by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen
Of elongated form, designed to wrap around the finger, signed Georg Jensen, pattern 99, ring size M
Henning Koppel (1918-1981) studied sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 1945, he secured a contract at Georg Jensen and remained there for the entirety of his life. His works are highly sculptural and devoid of embellishment where the forms themselves are the decoration. Koppel was quoted as saying, “I’m sick to death of all that Functionalism nonsense. The utility value is not the main aim… it has to be a wonderful thing to look at. In my view everything must first and foremost be beautiful… All that Functionalism nonsense is a damned pain to listen to”. Ingvordsen, Jans ‘The Jewellery Box; Danish Jewellery Art of the 20th Century”, Strandberg Publishing, Copenhagen, 2017, p 232.