The life and work of
Silversmith Evald Nielsen
Born: 1879 Dead: 1958
Professional life of Evald Nielsen, in short:
|1905||Starts his own business with a production of jewellery in particular|
|1907||Buys an old silversmithy and starts producing silverware & jewellery in a bigger scale. The workshop soon employs 14 silversmiths|
|1910||Starts advertising from his first store at Raadhusstraede 11 in Copenhagen|
|1918||Opens yet another store at Vester Voldgade 21 in Copenhagen|
|1918||At the age of 39 Evald is being elected as alderman in the Goldsmith Guild, a position he owns for the next 30 years!|
|1922||Receives the Honorary Diploma at World Expo in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil|
|1925||Receives the Gold medal at World Expo in Paris, France|
|1929||Receives the Knights Cross from King Christian X at the 500 year anniversary of the Goldsmith Guild|
|1929||Assigned the "Grand Prix" medal at World Expo in Barcelona, Spain|
|1931||The store and workshop at Raadhusstraede 11 is moved to Nyhavn in Copenhagen|
|1935||Assigned the "Grand Prix" medal at World Expo in Brussels, Belgium|
|1937||Assigned the "Grand Prix" medal at World Expo in Paris, France|
|1945||Evald Nielsen Silversmithy celebrates 40 years anniversary. Evald Nielsen receives a handmade wall clock from his employees. The clock still works in our workshop today!|
|1958||Evald Nielsen dies after a short period of illness|
Besides the stores in Copenhagen Evald Nielsen silverware were also well-known and sold in other countries.
Several designs became time typical and sold to i.e. Metropolitan in New York and Gallery of Art in Nebraska.
Furthermore both Victoria & Albert Museum in London and Koldinghus Kunstmuseum & Designmuseum Denmark own several pieces of jewellery and flatware.