Sauce boat
On View In:
Gallery 350
Artist:   Georg Jensen
Georg Jensen  
Title:   Sauce boat  
Date:   1929  
Medium:   Silver  
Dimensions:   4 15/16 x 8 1/8 x 3 11/16in. (12.5 x 20.6 x 9.4cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of The Frederick and Margaret L. Weyerhaeuser Foundation  
Location:   Gallery 350  

The founder of the celebrated Danish firm that bears his name, Jensen opened his first shop in 1904. He quickly established a reputation for high-quality craftsmanship opening shops in Berlin, Paris, London, and New York. He is best known for his blending of classical and Art Nouveau elements with modernist forms. In this set the ornate ladle handle complements the handle of the bowl, creating a repetition of forms when together.

Name:   Jensen, Georg  
Role:   Maker  
Nationality:   Danish  
Life Dates:   Danish, 1866-1935  
Name:   Georg Jensen  
Role:   Maker  
Life Dates:   1904-present  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Mark; Inscription [STERLING]/(crown)/oval [GEORG JENSEN] [177] oval [TO F.W. III AND M.G.L. FROM E.W. AND W.B.H. AND C  
Classification:   Metalwork  
Physical Description:   silver sauce boat unadorned body seated on a wreath and tapered oval base with eight studs at edge; handle formed by an opening seedling curled under back rim of boat; forms a set with .29.2 ladle  
Creation Place:   Europe, Denmark, , , Copenhagen  
Accession #:  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts