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Jean Puiforcat vase

The Art Déco DNA

Pure lines. Precise angles. The Art Deco style, a study in elegant precision, was incorporated into the Maison's vocabulary in the 1920s and 30s at the initiative of Jean Puiforcat, a member of the fourth generation of the family. An artist of his time and a visionary businessman, he applied this art of austerity to his pitchers, vases and tea services, inventing Art Deco silversmithing. An eminent figure of the age, he was also active in all the creative circles of the 1920s.

Sterling silver

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This large vase reflects the master craftsman’s passion for the mesmerizing effects and reflections of sterling silver as well as the renewal of traditionnal silversmithing.

The perfect angles of the “steps” motifs applied onto the base of the vase are obtained thanks to a specific technique named “cliqueté”. The artisan creates a groove at the back of his metal sheet before folding it. This way, he obtains a clean, 90° angle, characteristic of this new creative impulse.

Puiforcat Vase 1937
Puiforcat Vase 1937
A comme Art déco

Art deco

The Maison's stylistic DNA


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