This authentic Sterling Silver piece is actually a letter opener made by Georg Jensen in 1980 but it was never used as a letter opener. It was far too fine and beautifully made to be used to open letters. It has a bunch of grapes on the handle which seems to be one of the signatures of his work.
It will be ideal as a pendant and can be added to a silver choker or chain for an elegant statement piece. Alternatively, it will look sensational on a leather or neoprene cord for a more casual look.
Born in 1866, Jensen was the son of a knife grinder in the town of Raadvad, just to the north of Copenhagen. Jensen began his training in goldsmithing at the age of 14 in Copenhagen. His apprenticeship with the firm Guldsmed Andersen, ended in 1884, and this freed Georg to follow his artistic interests.
Jensen made his first piece of jewelry in 1899, a silver and silver and gilt "Adam and Eve" belt buckle.