Coffee Set Maker: Jean E. Puiforcat (French, 1897–1945)

ca. 1930

American Decorative Arts

Not on view
Medium

Sterling silver and rosewood

Dimensions

.1 teapot: 6 1/4 × 8 5/8 × 5 1/16in. (15.875 × 21.908 × 12.859 cm)
base: 5 3/8 × 3 5/8in. (13.653 × 9.208 cm)
.2 creamer: 3 3/8 × 4 7/8 × 2 7/8in. (8.573 × 12.383 × 7.303 cm)
other (.3 sugar bowl): 3 1/4 × 6 3/16 × 4 5/8in.(8.255 × 15.716 × 11.748 cm)
base (.3 sugar bowl): 4 3/8 × 3 3/8in.(11.113 × 8.573 cm)

Credit Line

Bequest of Ernest Hillman, Jr.

Accession Number

2004.68.1.1-.3

Culture
Period

20th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Ernest Hillman, Jr., (1912 - 2002), Fairfield, Connecticut; gift of his estate to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 2004
Bibliography
  • John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 17, fig. 3
  • "Acquisitions 2004," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2005), 205
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Marks

EP monogram in diamond, Minvera head with no. 1 (standard mark, "JEAN E. PUIFORCAT" (struck) / "MADE IN FRANCE(engraved)" on underside of each vessel.\r\nMinerva 1 (obliterated, standard) and Mercury (export mark) struck on each handle of each piece and on inset rim of covers to sugar and teapot; sugar has these marks on opposite handle as well but the Minerva 1 mark is not obliterated. Original gray cloth bags printed with "PUIFORCAT/PARIS" in gold. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n

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