Small Danish Silverplate Server β A. Prip
The sculptural design of this piece is similar to those of Jensen and others using new forms in the Scandinavian silver world just after the turn of the 20th Century. This graceful version of a lily, cut to reveal its curvilinear elements on an otherwise flat surface, is very similar to one done in sterling (ca. 1910) also by Axel Prip which appears in sterling as shown on p. 177 of the inventory catalog of the Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen (Germany), βArt Nouveau Knives, Forks & Spoons,β written by Richard Saenger. Danish silverplate is very good β more heavily plated than its American counterpart. This would probably be called a pastry server in Denmark, but could be used for anything. It is 7.25 in. long and has no monograms. The plating is in excellent condition β totally intact.