Allan Scharff Design Snipe Silver Dish, Georg Jensen
Dish - Snipe - Denmark circa 1980 by Georg Jensen - 15.5cm long; 10cm high; 10cm wide; 281g - VH/7085
This stylish late 20th century silver dish with cover was designed for Georg Jensen by Allan Scharff circa 1980.
This is a large version of the model known as the Snipe because of its wader bird long-billed appearance, although in reality the lift-off cover feels much more reminiscent of Concorde! It has the elegant lines one would expect from modern Scandinavian design and has a great feel and balance in the hand. Generally termed as a bonbonniere for serving sweets, this dish would also be ideal for other nibbles, olives and hors d'oeuvres.
Formerly exhibited in the Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen and no longer in production, this rare silver bonbonniere is in fine condition and stamped with appropriate Georg Jensen Sterling marks to the underside together with the design number 1338 and the name "ALLAN SCHARFF" as designer. It is in lovely condition throughout.