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JEAN-EMILE PUIFORCAT (Paris, 1897-1945). Set for coffee

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JEAN-EMILE PUIFORCAT (Paris, 1897-1945). Set for coffee
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JEAN-EMILE PUIFORCAT (Paris, 1897-1945). Set for coffee and tea service. France. Ca. 1925.950 thousandth silver, rosewoodAll pieces with contrasts and signed (4).Measurements: Major 16 x 23 x 16 cm (chocolate maker). Minor 8.5 x 7 x 12 cm (milk churn).Tea and coffee service set, consisting of five pieces (Coffee pot, teapot, chocolate pot, sugar bowl and milk jug), in 950 thousandths silver, made in Paris around 1925. features an elegant combination of polished silver and rosewood with small circular ivory ornaments inlaid on the handles. Jean Puiforcat's designs were so striking because his pieces broke with the complicated, naturalistic and fussy patterns of the past and instead adopted sleek, simplified contemporary forms. The French silversmith was known for the elegant, often mathematical simplicity of his geometric forms and the unexpected combination of impeccable workmanship, with brilliantly polished hard stones, semi-precious stones, glass and ivory.This particular service is very similar to one on display since 1926 in the Metropolitan Museum in New York, which uses lapis lazuli for handles and floral ornaments.Reference Bibliography:- Art et Décoration. Revue mensuelle d' Art Moderne. Tome XLVII. Janvier-Juin 1925.- Exposition Puiforcat. Puiforcat Orfèvre - La Maîtrise de l'Argent. September - December 2002. Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum.Jean-Emile Puiforcat (Paris, 1897-1945) was a French silversmith, designer and sculptor. After serving in World War I, he joined the family silversmith business and began working independently after 1922. He was a prolific designer, known for his simple geometric forms offset by materials such as hard stones, fine woods and ivory. After his contribution to the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris, Puiforcat's status as one of the leading silversmiths of 20th-century design began to grow. Puiforcat left Paris and moved to Saint-Jean-de-Luz around 1927 and worked briefly in Havana, Cuba from 1928 to 1930. He began designing tableware and by 1934 had also designed liturgical silver. After moving to Mexico in 1941, he began exhibiting in the United States where his name was already known as synonymous with Art Deco glamour. Puiforcat was a member of the Société des Artistes Decorateurs, which he left to become a founding member of the Union des Artistes Modernes.
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JEAN-EMILE PUIFORCAT (Paris, 1897-1945). Set for coffee

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Feb 24, 2021
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0069: JEAN-EMILE PUIFORCAT (Paris, 1897-1945). Set for coffee
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Est. €25,000 - €30,000Starting Price €7,000
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JEAN-EMILE PUIFORCAT (Paris, 1897-1945). Set for coffee and tea service. France. Ca. 1925.950 thousandth silver, rosewoodAll pieces with contrasts and signed (4).Measurements: Major 16 x 23 x 16 cm (chocolate maker). Minor 8.5 x 7 x 12 cm (milk churn).Tea and coffee service set, consisting of five pieces (Coffee pot, teapot, chocolate pot, sugar bowl and milk jug), in 950 thousandths silver, made in Paris around 1925. features an elegant combination of polished silver and rosewood with small circular ivory ornaments inlaid on the handles. Jean Puiforcat's designs were so striking because his pieces broke with the complicated, naturalistic and fussy patterns of the past and instead adopted sleek, simplified contemporary forms. The French silversmith was known for the elegant, often mathematical simplicity of his geometric forms and the unexpected combination of impeccable workmanship, with brilliantly polished hard stones, semi-precious stones, glass and ivory.This particular service is very similar to one on display since 1926 in the Metropolitan Museum in New York, which uses lapis lazuli for handles and floral ornaments.Reference Bibliography:- Art et Décoration. Revue mensuelle d' Art Moderne. Tome XLVII. Janvier-Juin 1925.- Exposition Puiforcat. Puiforcat Orfèvre - La Maîtrise de l'Argent. September - December 2002. Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum.Jean-Emile Puiforcat (Paris, 1897-1945) was a French silversmith, designer and sculptor. After serving in World War I, he joined the family silversmith business and began working independently after 1922. He was a prolific designer, known for his simple geometric forms offset by materials such as hard stones, fine woods and ivory. After his contribution to the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris, Puiforcat's status as one of the leading silversmiths of 20th-century design began to grow. Puiforcat left Paris and moved to Saint-Jean-de-Luz around 1927 and worked briefly in Havana, Cuba from 1928 to 1930. He began designing tableware and by 1934 had also designed liturgical silver. After moving to Mexico in 1941, he began exhibiting in the United States where his name was already known as synonymous with Art Deco glamour. Puiforcat was a member of the Société des Artistes Decorateurs, which he left to become a founding member of the Union des Artistes Modernes.
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