S. Kirk & Son Match Box Cover & Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Ashtray
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S. Kirk & Son Match Box Cover & Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Ashtray:
“The Field Collection” is here on , with over 100 Sterling Silver, Silver Plate, and Pewter finds.
The Field Family Estate has been winning yachting competitions for three generations, and their plaques, trophies, and loving cups of many shapes, sizes, and grades are now be available for purchase. These, along with Field family heirlooms, are all being offered to the public.
Stay Tuned on the Unkyan account, currently managing the Bertram Backstrom Collection, the Jan Figley Estate, and assorted memorabilia.A very interesting combination – There is no explaining how these two fine Silversmith’s pieces were paired up other than they fit together like hand & glove
S. Kirk & Son Jewelry 925 Sterling Silver Rectangular Match Box Cover CaseANDGeorg Jensen Sterling Silver Ashtray
Georg Jensen (silversmith)With a history that spans more than 100 years, the Georg Jensen brand represents quality craftsmanship and timeless aesthetic design, producing lifestyle products ranging from hollowware to watches, jewellery and home products.
The philosophy of Georg Jensen himself was to create democratic designs possessing both functionality and beauty. His artisanal skill and artistic talent combined with his continuous ability to identify and support design talent was the foundation on which he built Georg Jensen in Copenhagen in 1904.
Georg Jensen’s style embraced the Art Nouveau lines of the day but injected them with a distinctive vigour that continues to resonate today. Serene flowing forms are enriched by exquisitely sculpted ornamentation and his stylised bouquets of flowers and lush bunches of grapes reflect his sensual delight in nature. Our most important task is to leverage the ideas and principles of the master himself and translate these into the design of the present day.
Samuel Kirk (silversmith)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaSamuel Kirk (February 15, 1793 - July 6, 1872) was an American silversmith, active in Baltimore, Maryland, and best known for his introduction of repoussé to the United States. He engaged in various partnerships with his sons under the names of S. Kirk and Son and S. Kirk and Sons. In 1979 S. Kirk & Son was purchased by the Stieff Company, which renamed itself Kirk Stieff.
Kirk was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, apprenticed in 1810 to James Howell in Philadelphia, and partnered from 1815-1820 with John Smith in Baltimore with their shop at 212 Market Street (later known as 106 Baltimore Street). On March 18, 1817, he married Albina Powell. He then worked from 1820-1826 in his own practice at 30 Baltimore Street, then from 1826-1830 at 140 Baltimore Street, and 1831-1846 at 144 Baltimore Street. During this early period Kirk introduced to America a chased floral repoussé pattern for silverware, probably inspired by East India silversmiths, which is still known generically as "Baltimore Silver." From 1846 onwards he partnered with his children: from 1846-1861 with Henry Child Kirk as S. KIRK & SON; from 1861-1868 with Henry Child, Charles Douglas, and Edwin Clarence Kirk as S. KIRK & SONS; from 1868-1870 with Henry Child Kirk as S. KIRK & SON; and again from 1870-1896 with Henry Child Kirk and Henry, Jr. as S. KIRK & SON (which continued after his death). The company was renamed S. Kirk & Son Inc. from 1924-1932, and then S. Kirk & Son STERLING from 1932 onwards.
Kirk's work includes two silver cups for General Lafayette to commemorate his visit to Baltimore, President James Monroe's flatware service for his daughter's wedding, and a 48-piece dinner service for the USS Maryland that illustrates almost two hundred scenes from Maryland's history. His work is collected in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, and the De Young Museum,