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Tea Spoon Normandie

by Jean Puiforcat
$110

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Overview

The Normandie silverplated flatware collection from Puiforcat invites to a journey through time. On the ocean liner Normandie that linked New York to Le Havre, this flatware, designed in 1934, graced the dinner table for first-class passengers. The model was prized by elegant travelers, its timeless lines reflecting the full modernity of Jean Puiforcat's designs: disciplined architecture, little ornamentation and a disc at the end of the handle.The pure forms and perfect geometry of this silverplated model showcase Jean Puiforcat’s talent and make it a timeless design. The Normandie silverplated flatware collection offered here includes a Dinner Collection (Fork, Knife, Spoon), a Dessert Collection (Fork, Knife, Spoon), a Fish Collection (Fork, Knife), a Salad Fork, a Tea Spoon, A Demitasse Spoon, a Butter Spreader and a Serving Collection (Fork, Knife).

Boasting exceptional savoir-faire, the House of Puiforcat offers pieces of its heritage while imagining the classics of tomorrow. The Parisian silversmith Puiforcat is regarded as one of the legendary names in European silver craftsmanship.

The Normandie Tea Spoon by Jean Puiforcat
- Timeless modern design
- Handcrafted silverplated metal
- Length 5.5''
- Made in France


Specifications

MATERIALS
168g Silverplated metal with a polished finish
MADE IN
France
Care
DIMENSIONS
L 5.5"

Designer

Jean Puiforcat
Jean Puiforcat

Jean Puiforcat (1897-1945) is 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. For example, he produced no less than one thousand small watercolor paintings in which he would connect, unite and interlace letters. Today, these alphabetic and geometric combinations adorn the Initiales Collection. 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. Boasting exceptional savoir-faire, the House of Puiforcat offers pieces of its heritage while imagining the classics of tomorrow. Going beyond tableware, the company dedicates its expertise to cultivating a complete silversmith’s Art de vivre around the art of fine taste and decoration.The Parisian silversmith Puiforcat is regarded as one of the legendary names in European silver craftsmanship.