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    JEAN E. PUIFORCAT (French, 1887-1945)
    A French Art Deco Silver and Glass Vase, circa 1925
    Marks: JEAN E. PUIFORCAT, E/J, MADE (globe) IN FRANCE, (Minerva)
    6-1/4 x 5 x 3-1/8 inches (15.9 x 12.7 x 7.9 cm)
    28.7 ounces (gross)

    Puiforcat set up a workshop of his own in 1922, after leaving the family business. His work reflected the prevailing Art Deco aesthetic of proportion and purity of line and rejected applied decoration. In 1929, he was a founding member of the Union des Artistes Moderne. This affiliation was based purely on his similarity in design philosophy to the Modern Movement, because his refusal to compromise in his use of silver and his objective to create luxury items set him apart from many other members of the group.


    Condition Report*: The glass liner replaced.  A small chip at the top of each glass side panel.  Minor surface wear and scratches throughout as commensurate with age. 
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    Auction Dates
    December, 2008
    11th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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