A Danish Art Nouveau Pewter Charity Box, Designed by Siegfried Wagner and Made by Mogens Ballin, Copenhagen, 1901
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A Danish Art Nouveau Pewter Charity Box, Designed by Siegfried Wagner and Made by Mogens Ballin, Copenhagen, 1901
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 13,125 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
JUMP TO LOT

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A Danish Art Nouveau Pewter Charity Box, Designed by Siegfried Wagner and Made by Mogens Ballin, Copenhagen, 1901
decorated in Jugendstil taste with incised and relief inscriptions relating to the Society for the Care of the Sick, one side with a quotation in Hebrew from Psalm 41, v. 2, the top with coin slot
marked on base panel with MB monogram
height 4 5/8 in.
11.8cm
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Catalogue Note

This charity box was created for the Society for the Care of the Sick, Tiferes Jedidim, which was established in Copenhagen in 1821.  The design was by Siegfried Wagner (1874-1952), a well-known Danish sculptor, and the execution by Mogens Ballin (1871-1914).  The design is reproduced in the catalogue Mogens Ballins Vaerksted from the Vejenkunstmuseum, 2010, which includes a quote from a letter by Ballin, "I am quite busy at my workshop, since I am making a large order of 500 pewter boxes for a charity organization."  Wagner also designed a pewter Hanukah lamp that was made by Ballin's workshop (illustrated ibid.).

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