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Georg Jensen (1866 - 1935)

Lot 435: A SILVER EGG-BOX DESIGNED BY PIET HEIN

Christie's

January 19, 2005
New York, NY, US

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Description

MARK OF GEORG JENSEN, COPENHAGEN, CIRCA 1978
Of egg form, no. 1147A, marked on bezel, also with English import marks for 1978
4 in. (10 cm.) high; 7 oz. 10 dwt. (234 gr.)

Artist or Maker

MARK OF GEORG JENSEN, COPENHAGEN, CIRCA 1978

Notes

Mathematician and designer, Piet Hein (1905-1996) invented a new shape, the "superellipse," a combination of an oval and a rectangle. He translated his new shape into silver with his "superegg" box, which he designed for Georg Jensen in 1966.

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