Jean Puiforcat - Design London Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Paris

  • Literature

    Françoise de Bonneville, Jean Puiforcat, Paris, 1986, p. 247 for a similar example
    Tim Benton, Manuel Fontán del Junco, María Zozaya, eds., Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935, exh. cat., Fundación Juan March, London, 2015, p. 432 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model flatware was designed in 1934 to grace the first-class dining room tables of the Normandie ocean liner that linked New York to Le Havre. Its timeless aesthetic reflects the elegance and modernity of Jean Puiforcat's designs.


'Normandie' flatware service for 12

designed 1934
Precious metal, stainless steel, ebony.
Largest utensil: 25.8 cm (10 1/8 in.) long
Executed by Puiforcat, Paris. Forks and spoons with hallmarks and monogrammed LP. Knife blades impressed PUIFORCAT. Inside of box incised PUIFORCAT Orfèvre/PARIS. Comprising 12 dinner forks, 12 dinner knives, 12 dinner spoons, 6 oyster forks, 10 fish forks, 10 fish knives, 1 large knife, 13 dessert forks, 12 dessert knives, 13 dessert spoons, 12 teaspoons (113).

£8,000 - 12,000 Ω

Sold for £18,900

Contact Specialist

Antonia King
Head of Sale, Design


London Auction 9 November 2021