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Georg Jensen Sterling Sauce Boat

Auction:
2542B
Lot:
745
Sold for:
$1,304$1,100

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

Description:

Georg Jensen Sterling Sauce Boat, 1915-27, no. 686, ovoid, with short spout and curved and tapering ebony handle, ht. 5 3/8 in., approx. 11 troy oz.

Provenance: Engraved to underside with owner's name, "Gordon Mendelssohn," and the name of his yacht, "Quartermore." This piece 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 $300-500

light edge nicks and interior surface scratching from use.

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University of Michigan, the University of Michigan, Jensen

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