Hans Christensen Silver Teapot And Warmer



2015-06-26 11:01:48

Hans Christensen Silver Teapot and Warmer sold by Keno Auctions

Keno Auctions

Sale 1004 Important Paintings, Furniture, Decorative Arts and Jewelry – New York

September 24, 2011

Lot 122


Keno Auctions Lot Notes –

Hans Christensen (Danish, 1924-1983)


Sterling silver, rosewood handle and base together with two silver medallions presented for design and execution of this piece

Journeyman's 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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