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Fork

Designer:
Valéry Bizouard (French, 1875–1945)
Manufacturer:
Tétard Frères (Paris, France)
Designer:
Georges Chevalier (French, 1894–1987)
Manufacturer:
Cristalleries de Baccarat (French)
Date:
1929–30
Medium:
Glass, silver gilt
Dimensions:
7 1/8 x 7/8 x 1/2 in. (18.1 x 2.22 x 1.27 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edgar Kaufmann Jr. Gift, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.119.2
Not on view
Tétard Frères was a prestigious Paris silver manufacturer that specialized
in tablewares. Bizouard, the firm’s principal designer, was responsible for
creating a number of flatware settings. The fragility of this set, certainly
among the most elegant, suggests that it was conceived as a dessert
service. The glass elements were produced by Baccarat.
Marking: Stamped (below tines): T FRES [within lozenge]; [head of Minerva within an octagon]; (side of stem): FRANCE
[Hinda Kohn, New York, until 1975; sold to MMA]

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Century of Design, Part ll: 1925-1950," May 9–October 29, 2000, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of French Art Deco," August 4, 2009–January 23, 2011, no catalogue.

Jared Goss. French Art Deco. New York, 2014, pp. 32–33, 252, no. 4, ill. (color, overall and detail).



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