Pair of Danish Solid Patinated Bronze Melon Vases, Signed
Early 20th Century
Item Number: 10300
Location: Greenwich Village
Height: 8.25 in.
Diameter: 6.5 in.
Height: 21 cm.
Diameter: 16.5 cm.
Just Andersen's best vases are always solid, weighty bronze and this hard to find pair of melon form vases is one of his best and most sought after designs. Very unusual to find a pair. The graceful flaring lip above a segmented spherical body raised on a circular base.
Small variations in patination and size, one vase approximately 1/8 shorter.
Signed: JUST DENMARK B114
Just Andersen (b. Godhavn, Greenland 1884, d. Glostrup 1943)
Just Andersen (1884-1943) was an internationally famous Danish designer of the early 20th Century. Andersen and his wife Alba started their own firm in 1918, primarily creating gold and silver jewelry. However, it was his bronze, pewter, and "Disko" metal decorative arts that made his reputation international. Andersen collaborated with Goldsmedjarnas Aktiebolag (GAB Brons) in Sweden while also owning showrooms in New York, Los Angeles, London and Berlin. The superb craftsmanship and beautiful patinas of his timeless designs have made Just pieces consistently collectable and highly sought after.