8 - 9 March 2006
A FRENCH ART DECO SILVER AND ROSEWOOD BEAKER
Mark of Jean E. Puiforcat circa 1935, of flared form on a reeded foot, 11 cm. (4 1/4 in.) high
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The sleek lines and abstract geometric forms used by Jean E. Puiforcat (1897-1945) typify the subdued elegance of the Art Deco period. His work was characterized by innovative use of materials and by experimentation with different techniques. He applied his Modernist designs to traditional items such as cutlery and tea sets using simple forms crafted in unusual combinations of materials such as polished silver with rare hardwoods and semiprecious stones.
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