Modernist 20th Century /07 December 2003


Eliel Saarinen

footed bowl, model SD71
Charter Silver Company
USA, c. 1931
sterling silver
11 w × 3 h in (28 × 8 cm)

Saarinen originally designed this form for his model dining room at "The Architect and the Industrial Arts" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1929. Charter Silver Company, a division of International Silver, put the bowl into production in three sizes. Stamped with impressed marks: [sterling SD 71 by Saarinen]. A similiar example is in the collection of Cranbrook Academy of Art.Literature:House & Garden, Dec. 1931, pg. 67

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $10,620

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