SOLID SILVER DANISH SERVING FORK – 1954
Long admired for innovative design, Denmark's silver makers have produced admirable silver, often associated with abstract organic interpretations. This serving fork is such a piece. The two tines and lower handle are flat and mirror-like but terminate in an abbreviated openwork of reeds and berries enclosed in a frame of blossoms. Three irregular lines suggesting water separate the two areas and provide an interesting contrast in the single-die construction. The length is 8-5/16 in. and weight is 50 g. There is no maker's mark, but a year date (54) under that of the three towers guaranteeing the purity to be 830 fine silver, and with the mark of Jens Sigsgaard (or Johannes Siggaard), the Danish silver guardein from 1932-1960. The condition is very, very good and there are no monograms.