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Harald Nielsen

1892 - 1977

Harald Nielsen started as a chaser apprentice at the Georg Jensen silversmithy in 1909. At the same time he also took drawing lessons at painter Carl V. Meyer. One of his tasks in the silversmithy was to go through the drawings and adjust them for production. He also made drawings and designs for both flatware and hollowware himself. His sister Johanne married Georg Jensen and thus he became Jensen's brother-in-law.

At the outset, Nielsen’s designs reflected influences of the popular Art Nouveau style of the time. He quickly departed from Art Nouveau to develop a distinctive style incorporating Art Déco design language, but with overall serious innovation. Nielsen was very much inspired by designer Johan Rohde who also worked for Jensen.

Nielsen was an outstanding draftsman and created some of the most successful Jensen designs throughout the 1920s and 1930s. He is perhaps best known for his Pyramid pattern, which was designed in 1926 and inspired by the exhumation of Tutankhamen’s tomb by Howard Carter and the many remarkable artifacts from that discovery. Pyramid is a very sought after Art Deco pattern and the silverware was supplemented by an extensive range of matching hollowware pieces.

Nielsen’s version of the Old Danish silver cutlery from 1947, a reaction to Denmark’s occupation during World War II, became one of his most famous. A favourite for several generations, the thoroughly Danish design and solid expressive feeling of precious silver has made for an enduring line.

After Georg Jensen’s death in 1935, Harald Nielsen made it his own life’s work to carry on the work of the master. From 1954-1958 he was the director of the silversmithy and from 1958-1962 he was the artistic leader of the design studio and from 1962-1967 Nielsen was artistic advisor for Georg Jensen silversmithy.
In the end, Nielsen spent more than half a century at Georg Jensen.

Designed by Harald Nielsen

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    36,750 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Dinner Spoon Large 001

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Dessert Spoon 021

    800 DKK 42 in stock
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  • Early Georg Jensen Medium Pyramid Napkin Ring 22B

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Luncheon/Salad Fork 022

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Grapes Earrings 40

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Salad Fork 041

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  • Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Ring 46A Hematite

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  • Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Ring 46C

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Bouillon Spoon 053

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  • Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Pyramid Fruit Knife 072

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Old Danish Fruit/Child Knife 072

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Old Danish Grapefruit Spoon 075

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Bell Push 77

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  • Georg Jensen Grapes Bracelet 96

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  • Georg Jensen Grapes Necklace 96A

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Old Danish Salt Cellar 102

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Salt Spoon 103

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  • Georg Jensen Elsinore Serving Spoon Large 111

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Serving Spoon Small 115

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  • Vintage Signed Georg Jensen Box 134B

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Cold Cuts Fork 144

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Lemon Fork 146

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Gravy Ladle 153

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Compote Spoon 161

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Jam Spoon 163

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Old Danish Sugar Spoon 171

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Small Glass Coaster 193A

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Cake Knife 196

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Pastry Server 203

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  • Georg Jensen Grapes Brooch 217A by Harald Nielsen

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  • Georg Jensen Large Grapes Brooch 217B by Harald Nielsen

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Old Danish Cheese Wire 223

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Bottle Opener, Short Handle 271

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  • Pair of Vintage Georg Jensen Art Deco Candelabra 278

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Pyramid Pocket Bottle Opener 305

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  • Georg Jensen Tea & Coffee Service 456

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  • Set of Eight Georg Jensen Stemmed Goblets/Cups 520

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  • Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Lidded Tureen 525

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  • Large Vintage Georg Jensen Art Deco Goblet 532C by Harald Nielsen

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Five-Light Candelabra 537A

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  • Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Lidded Tureen 547 by Harald Nielsen

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  • Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Lidded Tureen 547C By Harald Nielsen

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Extra Large Hip Flask 550A by Harald Nielsen

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  • Georg Jensen Art Deco Sterling Silver Candy Bowl 580A

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  • Georg Jensen Pyramid Sterling Silver Charger Plate 600Y

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  • Pre-War Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Coffee Set 600A

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  • Set of 12 Georg Jensen Pyramid Luncheon Charger Plates 600E

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  • Set of Six Georg Jensen Art Deco Pyramid Beakers 600

    39,900 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Small Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Art Deco Tray 600I

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Baccarat Decanter 206

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Condiment Jar and Plate

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Decanter 206

    18,000 DKK 2 in stock
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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Serving Platter 600M

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Tea Strainer 600B on Stand 600A

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Tea Strainer Stand 600A

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Large Pyramid Bowl 600A by Harald Nielsen

    26,250 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Pair of Georg Jensen Art Deco Candlesticks 604A

    24,000 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Candelabra 619

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  • A Pair of Extra Large Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Centerpieces 622B

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  • Pair of Georg Jensen Pyramid Candelabra 630A

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Art Deco Candelabra 630B by Harald Nielsen

    1 in stock
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  • Georg Jensen Pyramid Sterling Silver Salt Cellar 632

    3,150 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Pyramid Cruet Set 632

    25,000 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Pyramid Mustard Pot 632

    6,300 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Georg Jensen Match Box Holder 637B

    23,000 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Smoker’s Set 639 by Harald Nielsen

    18,900 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Pyramid Sugar Caster 645

    28,000 DKK 2 in stock
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  • Georg Jensen Art Deco Chamber Candlestick 668A

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  • Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Art Deco Vase 676

    14,700 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Vase 676

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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Art Deco Sauce Boat 686 by Harald Nielsen

    36,750 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Rare Vintage Georg Jensen Candlesticks 691B Harald Nielsen

    1 in stock
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  • Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Art Deco Wine Cooler 725B

    1 in stock
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  • Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Chairman’s Bell 729

    47,000 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Deco Coffee Service 736 Harald Nielsen

    1 in stock
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  • Pair of Georg Jensen Art Deco Candlesticks 748 Harald Nielsen

    12,600 DKK 2 in stock
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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Art Deco Vase 750

    14,500 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Georg Jensen Art Deco Centerpiece Bowl 752B by Harald Nielsen

    1 in stock
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  • Georg Jensen Art Deco Centerpiece Bowl 752B by Harald Nielsen

    3 in stock
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  • Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Bud Vase 757

    14,000 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Serving Dish 761D

    1 in stock
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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Mustard Pot 815A

    8,000 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Box 827

    28,000 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Early Extra-Large Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Art Deco Candleholders 860

    1 in stock
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  • Round Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Art Deco Tray 875A

    42,000 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Box 883

    18,000 DKK 2 in stock
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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Jam Jar 891B & Spoon 41

    16,000 DKK 2 in stock
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  • Georg Jensen Tea & Coffee Service 917

    1 in stock
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  • Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Old Danish Charger Plate 1014

    12,000 DKK 3 in stock
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  • Set of Twelve Georg Jensen Old Danish Charger Plates 1014

    1 in stock
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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Small Sterling Silver Box 33

    3,150 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Iron & Silver Brooch 5028 by Harald Nielsen

    2,500 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Georg Jensen Old Danish “Dobbeltriflet” Silverware Service 12 Settings

    55,000 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Vintage Georg Jensen Ornamental Sandwich Tongs 33

    6,300 DKK 1 in stock
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  • Large Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Nut Pick Ornamental Pattern 68B

    1,900 DKK 2 in stock
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