Small Sterling "Corn" / "Acorn" Server - Poul Petersen
The work of Poul Petersen (1895-1977) is recognizable through its affinity to that of George Jensen (whose daughter he married), with whom he had trained prior to emigrating from Denmark to Canada in 1929. A skilled craftsman, he employed over 20 workmen in his studio, where the output was hand-wrought. This small (5.3 in.) sterling server's pattern is variously called “Corn” and “Acorn.” It embodies the stylized organic qualities in Scandinavian design of the 20th Century (and before!), with the a 3-dimensional corn blossom flowing from the top of the handle. Planishing marks are discernible on the bottom of the bowl. The signature mark of Petersen is a “PP” with 3 lines beneath it, “Sterling,” and the Canadian purity mark. A very small (shown) dent can be seen in certain light but not felt. Weight is 22 grams.