Georg Jensen, S. Kirk and Sons, Antonio Frilli, and Other Estate Finds From Akiba Antiques

Published April 29th, 2021 by Akiba Galleries

Silverware and other estate treasures chosen personally by Mr. Jonathan Akiba will be available in Akiba Antiques’ upcoming spring auction. A Georg Jensen centerpiece in the Grape pattern is a leading lot. The large (11” wide) bowl sits on top of a sterling silver foot, also decorated with grapevines. The nature-inspired Scandinavian design by Georg Jensen honors his legacy as an innovator. Jensen is often counted among the leading silversmiths of the 19th and 20th centuries. He regularly blurred the lines between artistry and craftsmanship in his works.

Silver pieces from S. Kirk and Sons will be featured in the auction catalog as well. American silversmith Samuel Kirk founded the company and became famous for introducing repoussé or embossing to American silversmithing. An antique S. Kirk & Sons sterling silver repoussé tea set is available for sale. The six-piece set includes a kettle, a coffee pot, a teapot, a cream jug, a pitcher, and a sugar urn. Floral designs cover each piece.

The auction will also present Italian marble sculptures by Antonio Frilli. Dancing Faun, a hand-carved Carrara marble sculpture, depicts a lean, muscular man with curly hair and a raised arm joyfully playing cymbals. While the original Dancing Faun was sculpted during the Roman period, Frilli made this replica during the 19th century. Find more than 500 lots curated from Paris to Florida online on LiveAuctioneers.

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