Lot 804
  • 804

A set of eight French silver beakers, Puiforcat, Paris, probably designed by Renan de la Godelinais, mid 20th century

7,000 - 10,000 USD
15,000 USD
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  • marked at rims, the bases stamped LA GODELINAIS - PUIFORCAT - PARIS
  • silver
Applied with bands below flared rims

Catalogue Note

The stamp on the base suggests that these beakers were designed by Renan de la Godelinais (1908-1986).  Originally a student and collaborator of Ruhlman, he worked on buildings and designs for the Exposition of 1937.  After the Second World War he served as a curator, continued as a designer and decorator, and was a promotor of "Formes Utiles" for the Union des Artistes Modernes with René Herbst and Charlotte Perriand.  Jean Puiforcat was also a member of the UAM, and may have executed this model before the war, or the Puiforcat firm may have turned to Godelinais for designs after Jean's death in 1945.