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Georg Jensen Sterling Six Piece "Cosmos" Pattern Tea and Coffee Service

Auction:
2542B
Lot:
742
Sold for:
$13,035$11,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2542B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Georg Jensen Sterling Six Piece "Cosmos" Pattern Tea and Coffee Service, 1915-32, pattern 45 designed by Johan Rohde, comprising teapot, coffeepot, kettle on stand with burner, creamer, covered sugar, open sugar, all with overall hammered surface and stylized linenfold reeding to base of the ovoid bodies, the pots with reeded fruitwood handles, kettle on stand ht. 13 1/4 in., approx. 116 troy oz. total.

Provenance: All engraved to underside with owner's name, "Gordon Mendelssohn," the name of his yacht, "Quartermore," and dated 1935. This service was part of a suite of Jensen tableware used on the vessel. Mendelssohn was a wealthy notable in Detroit, Michigan, and a patron of the arts. The Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre at the University of Michigan was built through a donation Mendelssohn's in honor of his mother.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

very tiny edge nicks to open sugar bowl.
lid of coffeepot with finial pushed over, light ding and two pinpoints to body just above reeding.
kettle handle not reeded.
overall minor age/usage wear.

Keywords

Coffee Service, Johan Rohde, the University of Michigan, University of Michigan, sugar bowl, Jensen, Linenfold

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