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Compote From A Console Set, 1927

This is a Compote from a Console Set. It was designed by Erik Magnussen. It is dated 1927. Its medium is sterling silver, ivory, and ebony.

Made two years after Erik Magnussen established a studio in New York and was hired by Gorham, this handmade set, with only Magnussen’s markings, reflects his Danish origins. The set was published in 1929 when exhibited by Arden Studios of the Decorators Club, a female group devoted to elevating public taste through small exhibitions.

It is credited Lent by Yale University Art Gallery, Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, by exchange, 2002.34.1.

  • Vase (Austria)
  • chased, raised, cast, and applied silver.
  • Gift of Ely Jacques Kahn.
  • 1962-227-2

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Cubic Coffee Service, 1927
  • silver with gilding and ivory.
  • Lent by Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, The Gorham Collection.....
  • 51.2016.1a/d

Its dimensions are

28.26 x 26.99 cm (11 1/8 x 10 5/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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