CHRISTIAN FJERDINGSTAD (1891-1968)
Pair of "Swan" sauce boats, circa 1935
Silvered metal sauce boat resting on a small pedestal with wavelet decoration and its spoon with the handle decorated with swan neck, the whole taking the shape of the palmiped. Stamped "PROD. CHRISTOFLE", "FRANCE" et "GALLIA" and the O.C. trademark with the horse head of Maison Christofle on the base.H 6 - L 29,5 - P 10 cm (H 2.4 - W 11.6 - D 3.9 in)
HistoryThe first version of this emblematic piece by Christian Fjerdingstad was presented at Maison Christofle in 1925. At that time it was made of amber and silver. Its commercial version appeared in 1935 in the Gallia catalogue, the trademark registered by Christofle in 1898 which ceased its activity in 1937.
BibliographyYvonne Brunhammer, "Les Grands Styles - Le Style 1925", Éditions Baschet & Cie, Paris, 1975, p. 138.
Frédéric Chappey, "Ambre et Argent, Christian Fjerdingstad un orfèvre Danois", Éditions Somogy, Paris, p. 92.
Bevis Hillier, "The World of Art Deco", exhibition catalogue, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, july-september 1971, pp. 64-65.