CARL POUL PETERSEN Canadian Sterling Silver Footed Cake Salver SERVING TRAY 12 Inch 750 grams
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This is a wonderful Carl Poul Petersen sterling silver hand wrought footed cake salver or footed serving plate/tray. Petersen apprenticed with Georg Jensen and married his daughter Inger in 1922. They immigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1922 and Carl Poul became Master Goldsmith at Birks. He set up his own shop from 1937 to 1939, but returned to Birks at the outset of WWII. He re-opened his shop in 1944. He supplied elite clients, including the Bronfman family of Montreal, owners of the Seagrams distillery. This piece is stamped on the underside with the PP mark, a lion head within a letter C (Canadian National Sterling mark), “Hand Made” and with "Sterling". The edge is decorated with a “pea pod” design in four places and the top has a “martelé” or hammered texture to it (see photos). The piece measures 2" in height with a top diameter of 12” and weighs 750 grams (1 lb and 10.4 oz). It is in very good condition with the exception of two tiny raised dings on the top, probably caused by the footed base being pushed up into the top and some overall light scuffing/scratching that could be buffed out (see close-up photo). The dings are fairly minor, and can be easily corrected by a silversmith or jeweller, but I will leave it up to the buyer. This is a nice addition to a Petersen collection or just as a beautiful display piece!