06-28-2008 06-28-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2416 Boston
June 28, 2008 10:00 AMCalender

Carl Poul Petersen (d. 1977) Fork and Spoon

Auction: 20th Century Design - 2416 Location: Boston Date / Time: June 28, 2008 10:00AM


Carl Poul Petersen (d. 1977) Fork and Spoon
Canada, mid 20th century
Deep bowl with split wirework handle centered by a pod form with beadwork, fork with conforming decoration and three tines, impressed artists mark Hand Made Sterling date mark partially obscured, approx. total wt. 4.79 troy oz., lg. 7 1/2, 8 in.

Note: Carl Poul Petersen was trained at George Jensen before emigrating to Montreal in 1929; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts retrospective exhibition catalogue exclaimed that 'Nature constituted an endless source of imagery for Petersen, who readily drew inspiration from Canada's natural environment. His was a conservative modernism, expressed in terms of the spare designs he employed for forms. His minimal concession to ornament can be seen in beautifully sculpted silver handles or finials for vessels and serving pieces.'

Estimate $250-300

Some surface wear to bowls as seen in photo.


Carl Poul Petersen, Fork, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, George Jensen, Montreal