London, South Kensington
20 September 2000
A METALWARE PITCHER
DESIGNED BY KAY FISKER, MADE BY MICHELSEN SILVERSMITHY, CIRCA 1933
the softly patinated flask-shaped body with waisted cylindrical neck, with ribbed spout and loop handle, on circular foot, stamped hallmarks, factory marks, HK and JS monogram and 'Kay Fisker 1933'
9 1/3in. (23.5cm.) high
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C.f. Elsbjorn Hiort, Modern Danish Silver, New York, 1954, p.61, pl.xx.
See also Torsten Brohan and Thomas Berg, Avantgarde Design 1880-1930, Cologne, 1994, p.144.
Kay Fisker (1893-1965) was an architect and professor at the Academy of Art, Copenhagen who designed silver for the firm A.Michelsen in the twenties and thirties.
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