Hans Christensen Silver Teapot And Warmer
Hans Christensen Silver Teapot and Warmer sold by Keno Auctions
Sale 1004 Important Paintings, Furniture, Decorative Arts and Jewelry – New York
September 24, 2011
Keno Auctions Lot Notes –
Hans Christensen (Danish, 1924-1983)
TEAPOT AND WARMER, 1944
Sterling silver, rosewood handle and base together with two silver medallions presented for design and execution of this piece
Teapot and Warmer 35.57 oz.., medals 1.27 troy oz.
h. 6 1/2 in., w. 8 1/2 in.
Other Notes: This teapot and warmer represent the auspicious start of Hans Christen's career. Created in 1944 at the end of his apprenticeship, they comprise his "Journeyman's Piece." The fluid curves of the teapot rest on top of the delicately constructed lotus-flower shaped warmer, giving the impression that the teapot is floating. A unique feature of the teapot is that its spout is not raised from the body, but applied with a specifically alloyed solder designed to be a perfect color match for sterling silver.
Estimated price: $15,000 - $25,000
Price realized: $27,000
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