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Creamer (France)

This is a creamer. It was designed by Jean Elysée Puiforcat. It is dated ca. 1928 and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is silver, walnut. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

By the end of the 1920s, Jean Puiforcat's spherical pots set the stage for this form to dominate domestic design products for a broad market.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

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Its dimensions are

6.4 x 7.6 x 11.5 cm (2 1/2 x 3 x 4 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

Maker's mark, hallmark on side near lip. Maker's mark, hallmark o tubular handle. Handle inscribed "Jean E. Puiforcat" and at bottom "Made in France." Hallmark overstruck on body.

Cite this object as

Creamer (France); Designed by Jean Elysée Puiforcat (French, 1897–1945); silver, walnut; 6.4 x 7.6 x 11.5 cm (2 1/2 x 3 x 4 1/2 in. ); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 1982-21-4

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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