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Kay Fisker - Sterling Silver Pitcher "Vinkande" - Anton Michelsen, Denmark c1950

$6,751.78

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Kay Fisker - Sterling Silver Pitcher "Vinkande" - Anton Michelsen, Denmark c1950 Artist Kay Fisker (1893 Frederiksburg, Denmark – 1965 Copenhagen, Denmark) was a well know Danish architect, designer and educator. Between 1925 and 1928 Fisker was responsible for the design of several silver objects for Michelsen. The designs had considerable influence on later silverwork in Denmark. Over the next decades Michelsen continued to employ noted architects (including Denmark's most famous, Arne Jacobsen) as designers of silver tablewares, and following Fisker's lead, they were responsible for introducing innovative forms into the company's products. It was not until after 1930 that the better-known Danish firm Georg Jensen took the modern approach that Fisker and Michelsen had pioneered. Description Sterling silver Pitcher (Vinkande), made by Anton Michelsen, Copenhagen 1 liter. Marked: Sterling (Silver 925/1000) Denmark, A. Michelsen Copenhagen, Designer stamp: Kay Fisker. And “K”. The pitcher was designed in 1927 by Kay Fisker and is his best known silver design among many others. was one of the earliest pieces of Danish silver to respond to the concept of functionalism as practiced at the German Bauhaus, and it was through such work, that the modernist International style was most strongly realized in Denmark in the 1920s. With its simple outline and shiny surface from which all signs of handwork and decorative detail have been eliminated, the pitcher appears as if manufactured by machine although it was crafted by hand using standard techniques. The liveliness of its sophisticated profile, which was fully worked out on paper by the architect and then translated into metal by the silversmith, depends on the fluid line that unites the rounded body, flat handle, and exaggerated lip into one plastic form. Although the piece bears no mark for production year - which is very common for Danish silver - the letter fond suggests it was made in the 1950’s (the pitcher in the collection of Philadelphia Museum of Art has identical marks but this piece is lacking the year-mark and copyright-mark, also the Philadelphia pitcher is the larger 1,5 liter version that was later added by A. Michelsen and bears the mark “L” instead of “K”). Execution Anton Michelsen Silversmith Ltd, Copenhagen, probably 1950’s. Marked Sterling (Silver 925/1000) Denmark, A. Michelsen Copenhagen, Designer stamp: Kay Fisker. And "K”. Literature Kathryn B. Hiesinger and George H. Marcus, from Guides to European Decorative Arts: Design, 1900-1940 (1987), p. 34.

Details

  • Creator
    Kay Fisker
  • Metal
  • Weight
    634 g
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.85 in. (250 mm)Diameter: 4.73 in. (120 mm)
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
    Denmark
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    ca 1950
  • Condition
    Repaired: two small dents were professionally removed by one of the leading silver restorers of The Netherlands. For more information, feel free to contact us. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    EL Waalre, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU82237734391

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