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3195B Boston
January 12, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Compote

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3195B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 12, 2019 10:00AM


Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Compote, Denmark, c. 1930, pattern no. 264B, with pendant grape motif and engraved presentation inscription dated 1937 to underside of the foot, ht. 12 1/8 in., approx. 50.6 troy oz.

Provenance: Acquired by Joseph H. Hirshhorn (1899-1981), financier, philanthropist, and benefactor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, as a gift for his wife.
Estimate $3,000-4,000

Rim with several indentations, including slightly deeper indentations to rim. Interior bowl with abrasions, few very small spots of verdigris. Foot with two larger dents, wobbles slightly.

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Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Compote, Joseph H. Hirshhorn, Washington, DC, Denmark