Jean Puiforcat /   Jean Elysée Puiforcat

France 1897 - 1945


Jean Puiforcat
Jean Elysée Puiforcat
March 14, 2013
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Jean Puiforcat served in World War I. After the war, he apprenticed as a silversmith and a designer. He lived in Paris. He designed in the art deco style. His silver work had smooth surfaces and was based on the geometric series. Ivory, onyx, lapis lazuli, and rosewood were used to decorate pieces. He also used gilding.

Featured image: Jean Puiforcat – Etchea tea & coffee service set, 1928 – image courtesy of Morateur