GEORG JENSEN: A silver lidded 'Louvre' bowl by Georg Jensen, Denmark Stirling 1915-1927, '180c', Assay master Christian F. Heise (1904-32), with additional French import swan mark, and London import marks for Stockwell & Co, 1923
Lot 117
GEORG JENSEN: A silver lidded 'Louvre' bowl incuse pattern number 180c, also incuse mark STERLING DENMARK, assay masters mark for Christian F. Heise, with additional French import swan mark, and London import marks for Stockwell & Co, London 1923
Sold for £1,187 (US$ 1,970) inc. premium
Lot Details
GEORG JENSEN: A silver lidded 'Louvre' bowl
incuse pattern number 180c, also incuse mark STERLING DENMARK, assay masters mark for Christian F. Heise, with additional French import swan mark, and London import marks for Stockwell & Co, London 1923
Deep flaring circular bowl and notched rim, supported by an openwork stem formed of leaf and bud decoration, on a circular spreading foot, together with a fitted domed cover and leaf, bud and ball finial, lightly spot hammered throughout, height 15.5cm, weight 13.5oz.

Footnotes

  • Designed by Jensen in 1912, this bowl is often referred to as "The Louvre Bowl" because an example was purchased by the Louvre Museum in 1914 as a permanent piece for their collection in Paris.

    In this composition a deep bowl with a notched rim is thrust upward from a base by a number of vertical leaf like forms, thus creating the illusion that the heavy bowl is hovering weightlessly. Jensen's pride in this bowl is evidenced by the fact that it was frequently featured in the advertisements his firm placed in the leading American, Danish, English, French and German decorative arts magazines of the period.
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