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A UNIQUE FLATWARE SERVICE AND CANTEEN, 1920-25
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PIERRE LEGRAIN (1888–1929)\n\nA UNIQUE FLATWARE SERVICE AND CANTEEN, 1920-25 \n\nexecuted by Jean E. Puiforcat and Robert Linzeler\n\nthe service: silver, steel, bakelite, ebony\n\nthe canteen: sycamore, nickel plated metal\n\ncomprising:\n\n24 table knives, forks and spoons\n\n24 dessert knives, forks and spoons\n\n18 fruit knives and forks\n\n12 ice cream spoons\n\n12 coffee spoons\n\nwith marks of Jean E. Puiforcat, Robert Linzeler and French hall mark
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION

This service is part of a large and important commission made by Pierre Legrain for Madame Jeanne Tachard for her villa at La Celle-Saint-Cloud. The original commission comprised two canteens, one containing coral bakelite handled pieces, presented here, the other with green bakelite handled items. Legrain was introduced to Madame Tachard by the celebrated couturier Jacques Doucet for whom he had already been working closely for years.

Discussing Legrain’s furniture and schemes for the villa in L’Amour de l’Art, the critic Gaston Varenne notes ‘here Legrain has truly expressed the full measure of his talent’ and highlights Legrain’s ability to reinvent himself and his design vocabulary, drawing a parallel with the cubists’ search for a new formal language.

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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION

title

A UNIQUE FLATWARE SERVICE AND CANTEEN, 1920-25

creator

PIERRE LEGRAIN (1888–1929)

literature

G. Varenne, 'Quelques ensembles de Pierre Legrain', L'Amour de L'Art, December ,1924, pp. 401-408.

lot_number

17

provenance

Jeanne Tachard;

Thence by descent;

Anne-Sophie Duval, Paris;

Private collection, Europe;

Christie's, London, A Private European Collection of French 20th Century

Decorative Arts, 10 May 2000, lot 34;

Acquired from the above by the present owner.


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