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Deep Round Platter Initiales Cercles

by Studio Puiforcat

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The Deep Round Platter Cercles from the Initiales collection of Puiforcat was designed based on Jean Puiforcat watercolor paintings. Among his many other talents, Jean Puiforcat excelled in graphic arts. For example, he produced no less than one thousand small watercolor paintings in which he would connect, unite and interlace letters: CE, AO, OG, OS, OT, YG and others. These initials have no hidden meaning and contain no secret allusions: Jean Puiforcat's selections of letters followed a purely aesthetic rationale based on their graphic properties, angles and curves. Today, these stunningly modern geometric combinations adorn one of Puiforcat fine porcelain services. A way of breathing new life into the Master's rich graphic experiments through the art of porcelain.

The Initiales Colection was created with the intention to mix and match the various designs for a striking visual effect. Included in the collection are a cocktail plate (Courbes), a dessert plate in 6 different designs (Courbes, Triangle Rayon, Paralleles, Cercles, Medianes), a soup plate and a smaller/calotte soup plate (Cercles and Paralleles), a tea cup and saucer (Medianes), a coffee cup and saucer (Cercles), a deep round platter (Cercles), a round cake plate (Rayon), a salad bowl (Paralleles), a soup tureen (Medianes) and a canape/bread plate (Paralleles).

Deep Round platter Initiales Cercles by Puiforcat
- Inspired by a graphic design by Jean Puiforcat
- ∅ 11.8"
- Porcelain with various red and black graphic design
- Made in France




Studio Puiforcat
Studio Puiforcat

The Parisian silversmith Puiforcat is regarded as one of the legendary names in European silver craftsmanship. The House of Puiforcat, the family company founded in Paris in 1820 by Emile Puiforcat and his two cousins, owes most of its renown to Jean Puiforcat, who established the company in the avant-garde of modern silverwork. Jean Puiforcat (1897-1945) was a French silversmith, sculptor and designer known in France as the "most important French Art Deco silversmith”. After World War II, the French artist apprenticed as a silversmith and a designer. He lived in Paris and St Jean de Luz and designed exclusively in the Art Deco style. His silver work had smooth surfaces and was based on geometric series. Ivory, onyx, lapis lazuli, and rosewood were used to decorate pieces of silver or porcelain. Among his many other talents, Jean Puiforcat excelled in graphic arts. Today, his drawings continue to inspire the contemporary creations of the Studio Puiforcat. Boasting exceptional savoir-faire, the House of Puiforcat offers pieces of its heritage while imagining the classics of tomorrow.