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Georg Jensen (1866 - 1935)

Lot 257: A COPPER CIGAR BOX DESIGNED BY JOHAN ROHDE

Christie's

January 19, 2005
New York, NY, US

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Description

MARK OF GEORG JENSEN, COPENHAGEN, CIRCA 1916
Rectangular, on stepped foot, the sides and cover with rectangular plaques of stylized flowers inscribed 1866 and 1916, the cover with initial D.F. D.S. with a cross between, the interior wood lined, the interior cover inscribed 1866. 11 DECEMBER. 1916 TIL. MINDE. OM DET. FORENEDE. DAMP SKIBSSELSKABS 50 AAR IGE. STIFTELSESDAG
7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) long

Artist or Maker

MARK OF GEORG JENSEN, COPENHAGEN, CIRCA 1916

Notes

This box was made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Danish shipping company DFDS. One box was made for the King of Sweden in gold, fifty boxes were made in silver for the Board of Directors and important customers, and one thousand were made in copper and given to the all the DFDS employees.

An identical copper box is in the collection of the Georg Jensen Museum, Copenhagen.

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