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Georg Jensen Sterling Fish Platter

Auction:
2542B
Lot:
744
Sold for:
$5,629$4,750

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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.

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

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