Danish silversmith Peer Smed (1878-1943) worked for Georg Jensen and the Royal silversmith, Anton Michelsen, in Copenhagen before he immigrated to the United States in 1912. During the 1930s, he worked from his Brooklyn studio, primarily in the Danish style. His work is characterized by flower, cornucopia, grape, and seashell motifs. He participated in several exhibitions of contemporary metalwork, including one at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1937 and at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1937-38. (See: Deborah Dependahl Waters, Elegant Plate, Three Centuries of Precious Metals in New York City, Vol. II, 2000, p.p. 541-43.)
A silver four-piece tea and coffee service and two bowls by Peer Smed are offered in these Rooms, lot 28, 30 and 50.