Happy Birthday George Jensen!! The Danish silversmith was born in 1866 in Radvaad, Denmark, north of Copenhagen in the lush countryside. His father was employed in a knife making factory as a grinder and George was soon recognized as one with artistic talent. His family moved to Copenhagen so he could pursue his art through an apprenticeship to a goldsmith. He would eventually win a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Art, Copenhagen, as a sculpture student. Although he never did succeed as a sculptor, his silversmithing was greatly enhanced by this talent. Jensen was known as the “Father of Scandinavian Silver”. His work would later reflect nature in a unique style picked up in his silversmith studio and echoed still today. The gently flowing tea set below is named Blossom.