The American silversmith Samuel Kirk was well known for introducing the repoussé metalworking technique to the United States. This involves hammering the reverse side of a malleable metal to craft a low-relief design. One of the key lots showcased in the upcoming Silver & Vertu auction, offered by Rago, is a seven-piece tea and coffee service by Samuel Kirk & Son. The set features a floral repoussé decoration with a heron, dragonfly, and fish, along with Chinese figural finials. The service includes a hot water urn, coffee pot, teapot, covered sugar bowl, cream jug, waste bowl, and kettle-on-stand. Another item of interest is a Tiffany & Co. marine-themed tankard, decorated with sea nymph, dolphin, and shell motifs. Lidded tankards originated in Germany in the 1400s and were made from stoneware. By the 1600s, these were crafted in pewter, silver, and glass.
A pair of grape candlesticks designed by Georg Jensen, the Danish silver company founded in 1904, will be available as well. Another key highlight is a sterling silver Pannocchia bowl crafted by Franco Albini and Franca Helg, from the Studio San Lorenzo. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (157), Fine China and Tableware (155), Silver & Vertu (157)
# of Lots:157
Price Range:$250 - $4,500
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Samuel Kirk & Son, seven-piece tea and coffee service|| Estimate: |
|Tiffany & Co., marine-themed tankard|| Estimate: |
|Schofield Co., Baltimore Rose dinner plates model 1628, set of twelve|| Estimate: |
|Georg Jensen, Grape candlesticks model 263, pair|| Estimate: |
|Mario Buccellati, bowl|| Estimate: |
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