Today we are excited to offer for sale a lovely and all-original Mid Century Modern Danish Anton Michelsen sterling silver and enamel salt cellar set! Anton Michelsen, 1809-1877, was a Danish Silver Pioneer and goldsmith, and he founded the A. Michelsen company in Copenhagen in 1841. Later on, in 1849, Anton Michelsen became Royal Appointed Jeweler. His designs have classicist traits as well as new rococo. Also, Anton Michelsen was inspired by national Danish traits such as old norse, renaissance, and Viking age styles. Anton Michelsen’s son, Carl Michelsen (1853-1921), took over his father’s company and made it the leading gold and silversmith company in Denmark. Today, the A. Michelsen Company is part of Georg Jensen silversmiths Itd. In 1975 the two companies was joined under the same management. This wonderful 1950’s modernist set features four solid 925 sterling silver salt cellars with vivid turquoise enamel interiors; the interior features a stylized flower; with accompanying 925 sterling silver spoon with turquoise detailing. The set of eight pieces comes with a cream satin-lined presentation box. All marked “Denmark/Sterling”. All pieces in very good vintage condition, with minor wear/scuffing and tarnishing commensurate with age and type of use. There is very minor salt corrosion to a few pieces (which should come off easily with an ammonia bath). This fabulous set will add Danish elegance and grace to any formal table setting and will make a special addition to any mid century sterling collection. Fresh to the market!
Dimensions of salt cellar: 3/4″ H x 2″ Dia
Dimensions of spoon: 2-1/2″ L x 1/2″ W
Total weight of all pieces: 80.9 grams