- The Hepburn Wedding Goblet
- Georg Jensen maker's mark, pattern number: 149
- 12.5cm., 4⅞ in. high ; 214.3gr.; 6oz. 16dwt.
- Made between 1925-1932.
(The Vivien Leigh Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, THM/433/6/1).
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George Kanin, who was trying to make his name as a movie producer, shared Vivien and Larry's Beverly Hills home at 9560 Cedar Brook Drive, ostensibly to help with the rent. He was a good friend and Larry asked him to be best man. Kanin was dating Katherine Hepburn and it was he who introduced her to Vivien and brought about her role as a 'snappy maid of honour' for the bride to be (Garson Kanin, Tracy & Hepburn, New York, 1971, p. 75). Kanin was also in the process of trying to persuade Hepurn to star in his project, a picture about the wife of President Ulysses Grant.
Interestingly, Katharine Hepburn had received a Georg Jensen silver kettle on the occasion of her own wedding in 1928, see The Katherine Hepburn Collection, Sotheby's New York, 10 and 11 June 2004, lot 15.