04-09-2011 04-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2542B Boston
April 9, 2011 10:00AMCalender
744

Georg Jensen Sterling Fish Platter

$5,629$4,750
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2542B Location: Boston Date / Time: April 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Georg Jensen Sterling Fish Platter, 1915-32, no. 230, oval, the rim applied with stylized flowering vine, lg. 23 1/4 in., approx. 54 troy oz.

Provenance: Engraved to underside with owner's name, "Gordon Mendelssohn," and the name of his yacht, "Quartermore." This platter were 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 $1,800-2,200

overall minor usage wear, including some wear to raised surface decoration, and knife marks.

Keywords

Georg Jensen Sterling Fish Platter, University of Michigan, the University of Michigan, Jensen