- silver, ebony
- 18.1 × 24.2 × 13.5 cm
- Place/s of Execution
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Accession Number
- International Decorative Arts
- Credit Line
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
- Gallery location
- Mid 20th Century Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts & Paintings Gallery
Level 3, NGV International
- Bulbous body, convex lid, rounded angular ebony handle.
Henning Koppel was one of the most innovative silver designers of the mid twentieth century. His strikingly original designs are remarkable in the way they temper the strict rules of functionalism with organic, lifelike shapes. His aim was to make everyday objects beautiful as well as practical. Koppel was a master of abstraction, emphasising the sculptural qualities rather than surface ornament of a piece. His designs paid utmost respect to the handcraft tradition; each form was carefully raised, planished and polished to achieve a lustre that fully complimented its sleek, curvilinear volumes.