A brooch, by Henning Koppel, and a ring, by Hans Hansen, for Georg Jensen
1st: Of triangular polished form, 2nd: Of abstract tapering design, signed Georg Jensen, 1st: pattern 327, 2nd: maker’s mark HaH, brooch length 6.0cm, ring size K (2)
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 career. His works are highly sculptural and devoid of embellishment – the forms themselves are the decoration.
Hans Hansen (1884-1940) was a Danish designer and silversmith. In 1906, he opened a workshop in Kolding, Denmark, which was taken over by his son Karl Gustav following his death in 1940. Whilst Hansen retailed his jewellery independently, he supplied various designs which were manufactured and retailed by Georg Jensen.