04-09-2011 04-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2542B Boston
April 9, 2011 10:00AMCalender

Georg Jensen Sterling Bowl

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


Georg Jensen Sterling Bowl, 1915-27, no. 773, flaring body with hammered surface, on low, openwork stem of leaves and flower buds, ht. 4 1/4, dia. 7 1/8 in., approx. 13 troy oz.

Provenance: Engraved to underside with owner's name, "Gordon Mendelssohn," the name of his yacht, "Quartermore," with date 1936. This bowl 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 $500-700

minor usage wear, including very slight rim nicks, and light interior surface scratching.


University of Michigan, the University of Michigan, Jensen