Mogens Ballin (1871-1914) Danish Silver Centerpiece Bowl
Our beautiful silver bowl was crafted by the Copenhagen based designer, Mogens Ballin (1871-1914). Bowl measures 17 by 9 by 7 7/8 inches (43.2 by 22.9 by 20 cm) and weighs 34 troy ounces. Underside shows the hallmark of the designer and his firm, plus the silver purity mark of 826.
It is in good condition, recently polished, with light scratches and wear that's consistent with age.
A widely admired metalsmith active begining in 1900 in Tubord, who initially created works in metal influenced by William Morris and John Ruskin of the Arts and Crafts movement in England. Among enthusiasts he is also known for hiring a young designer by the name of Georg Jensen in 1901.