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Eliel Saarinen
A RARE "CONTEMPORA" CENTERPIECE BOWL
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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Eliel Saarinen
A RARE "CONTEMPORA" CENTERPIECE BOWL
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important 20th Century Design

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Eliel Saarinen
A RARE "CONTEMPORA" CENTERPIECE BOWL

incised [diamond] [circle] DH/STERLING/1052 and with year symbol


sterling silver
1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) high 11 in. (27.9 cm) diameter

1930


executed by Dominick & Haff, New York, NY for Reed & Barton, Taunton, MA
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Literature

Lee McCann, "Reflections on Silver," Country Life, October 1930, p. 96 (for the exact model)
"American Silver Achieves New Beauty," House & Garden, December 1931, p. 67 (for a similar model)
Contemporary Silver Made in New England, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, 1934, n.p. (for the coffee service)
Jewel Stern, Modernism in American Silver, New Haven, 2005, p. 107 (for a similar model)

Catalogue Note

In the 1930 sales catalogue published by Dominick & Haff, it was proclaimed that the "conservatively modern" Contempora flatware and holloware designed by Eliel Saarinen expressed the "Spirit of American Life and Art." Less than five of the centerpiece bowls are known to exist, including one in the Cranbrook Art Museum.

Important 20th Century Design

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New York