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Puiforcat is a legendary silver brand that is famous for high quality, professional metal processing methods, a unique style and traditions that are transmitted through many generations.

Its history began in the nineteenth century. In one of the Parisian quarters, the brothers Emil and Joseph Marie Pyuforka began to make and sell silver utensils. And after a few years, their workshop became one of the best in France.

Later, the masters began to produce copies of antique services and household items of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and also earned the right to become a supplier of these subjects to the imperial court.

Puiifier House reached the greatest dawn with the advent of the Louis-Victor Puiifika in the family business of Louis. He carefully selected the best samples of silver dishes of past centuries, and then reproduced their copies.

today the company works in three directions - the royal dishes of the Enlightenment, the eclectic style of the beginning of the twentieth century, which combines the elements of modern Both neoclassicism and modern style. In order to give the products the correct shape and beauty, the masters use highly professional metal processing methods.

to create unique and, at the same time, practical objects, Puiforcat collaborates with famous designers, as well as chefs. So, for example, in 2010, co -authored with the famous designer Patrick Jouin, a collection of dishes made of solid steel Zermatt was released. The designer faced the task of creating a collection that could affect the organs of the touch and taste of a person. Today, this collection can be seen in the Paris Museum of Georges Pompidu and in the New York Museum of Art and Design.

Later, the company, together with the chef Pierre Ganya, developed the design of kitchen knives. This fact proves that gradually the silver brand goes into kitchen experts.

Puiforcat jewelry was founded by Jean-Baptist Fuchs in 1820 on Rue Capon in the Mare quarter of Paris, in 1857, émile Puiforcat Jean-Baptist Fuchs, who worked with his brother Pierrere-Joseph-Marie Puiforcat, register the trade. The brand and stigma, which we still know as an emblem with a “small knife to open letters” and the initials of Emil-ep.

in 1892, the granddaughter of the founder of the jewelry house Laure Emilie Puiforcat was married to Louis-Victor Tabouret -The son of the famous Parisian jeweler François-Louis Tabouret.

In 1902, Louis-Victor Tabouret headed the management and production of the manufactory. He collects a significant collection of works of silver deeds of the masters of Europe and France of the 17th century, many of the techniques of which were recreated for rethinking and developing new cultural forms in demand in the world of jewelry art of the late 19th century (many jewelry houses of Europe turned to the topic of “historicism”, creating Replicas of the works of old masters).

at the request of his wife in 1915, Louis-Victor, to continue the dynasty of jewelers, accepts the surname Puiforcat becoming Puiforcat-Tabouret.

Later by 1920, his son Jean Elysée Puiforcat (1897-1945) receives the qualification of “Maître Orfèvre”, become a graduate designer and silver affairs master. He continues the case of his father, already creating his own collection of works by masters of both the 18th century and contemporaries.

In 1925-31, Jean was developing the technology of the so-called “Flat”, even surface - movement along the “straight line” in silver art, anticipating the rapid development of this topic with ART Deco styles. True, by 1937 he was more busy with the improvement of the so -called The “curve” of the line, from the swiftness to the soft and smooth lines, the tangible game of light and shadow, actively uses zigzag -shaped and stepped forms, wide and energetic “crooked lines” (unlike the soft flowing curves of the modern century). Puiforcat workshops move to Osman Boulevard in Paris in 1936, increasing production capacities.

in 1940, having married the daughter of a magnate, Jean leaves Paris and works in Mexico, creating his own unit - the PuiForcat studio aimed at the American The market and shields at exhibitions in the USA.

Jean Puiiforkat [Puyfieorcatch / PWEE-FOR-KAH]-one of the most noticeable and bright artists of graphic design, masters and creators of European art of the first half of the 20th century and according to It is right to deserves a separate study (one of the founders of the Union of contemporary artists of France on equal for Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perrian, who raised the status of decorative sculpture to the level of “high art”). The son, Louis-Victor and Jean Puybrum.

starting since 1902 and for almost fifty years at the head of the manufactory, Louis-Victor managed to make the PuiForcat brand synonymous with the synonym for the craftsmen, preservation the loyalty to traditions, devoted to the spirit of innovation and a noble French taste.

If the father paid tribute to the masters of the past, gathering one of the significant collections of silver works of those eras (were recreated by PuiForcat masters many works of the XVII - XVIII centuries according to ancient engravings and drawings) and creating the classic series of works by PuiForcat, then his son is Jean, a talented designer, architect and a master of silver affairs, diluted the “classics” of jewelry with the rapid realism of the “eyelids of cars”, the extremes of the avant-garde and eclectic ar-deco.

As the fourth generation of jewelers of the house, he was able to perceive and unite the techniques and traditions of Puiforcat with the artistic trends of the new century. Synthesized one of the first modernism and neoclassicism in the highest traditions of silver skill. Moving into a strict pattern, but using bold geometric shapes and patterns, decoration in midtins, luxury, chic, expensive, modern materials (ivory, semiprecious stones, rare wood species), he found his recognized path, opening a new era for silver products PuiForcat houses in the XX-century.

In 1955, after the death of Louis and his son, the collection of ancient silver (Jean tragically dies early in 1945 in Paris), consisting of many recreated art works of the past and ancient Silver of the Mother of the Mother of Louis XIV - Anna of Austrian, as well as the archive, were redeemed by the large industrialist Stavros Niarchos and the Louvre Museum.

In the 1970-80s, interest in the products of the company and the works of Jean Purefoundkate, against the background of the new The gaze at the avant-garde and graphic design, the Puiforcat works collections are exhibited in Paris, San Francisco, and Tokyo. Many work acquire Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, Victoria & Amp; Albert Museum in London,

Mark is again popular among bohemia - Andy Warhol collects its own large collection of silver works Puiforcat, literally saving them from overbound .

In 1993, the Puiforcat manufactory acquires Hermès Group. For 200 years, production has been in France, being an example of skill and strength of the tradition of European silver craftsmen. Mark deservedly continues to remain one of the most respected producers of silver dining room, preserving the long-standing and complex traditions of craftsmen, having traveled from a small family manufactory, to one of the largest jewelry houses in Europe in the first half of the XX century. Starting with a rethinking of the artistic intentions of the masters of the past (as you know, most of the best works of Silver Masters of France, who were supplied to the court of King Louis XIV, are lost), restoring the traditions of the XVII-XVIII century, boldly stepping in the 20th century as a reformer of the artistic language of his time since Design and works that sometimes have a line between functionalism and pure art.

Innovation traditions continues in the 21st century, the jewelry house successfully collaborates with the recognized masters of Patric Jouin, Gabriele Pezzini, Aldo Bakker and Michael Anastassiades.

Lot No. 4783
Empire style broth, Puiforcat,…
1 200 000.00