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Berthier - 11 Original French Art Nouveau 950 Sterling Silver Flatware Serving Pieces.

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Direct from Paris, a Magnificent Set of 11 "Original Art Nouveau" Flatware Serving Pieces in French 950 Sterling Silver by Internationally Known French Silversmith "Philippe Berthier, The Trailblazer", Stunning Luxury and Craftsmanship at an Amazingly Low Price and No Monograms - circa 1890s. Phillipe Berthier's contributions to French silver-smithing extend far beyond his masterful works. He was a visionary who navigated the changing tides of his era with finesse, embracing tradition while propelling his craft into uncharted territories of design and innovation. His ability to seamlessly blend technical expertise with artistic expression yielded creations that continue to captivate and inspire. These flatware serving pieces are shining examples of the quality and craftsmanship for which he was known. Each piece bears the French Government’s Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark, in addition to the Philippe Berthier manufacturer's sterling silver hallmark. The set includes:

1 Fish Serving Fork 23.20 cm. 103 grams
1 Fish Serving Knife 28.50 cm. 119 grams
1 Large Soup / Stew Serving Ladle 31.30 cm. 251 grams
1 Cake / Pie Serving Knife 23.50 cm. 105 grams
1 Large Serving Spoon 27.20 cm. 132 grams
1 Large Ice Cream Scoop 22.50 cm. 86 grams
1 Cake / Pie Server 26.00 cm. 110 grams
1 Small Dessert 'bonbon' Serving Knife 16.00 cm. 30 grams
1 Olive Serving Spoon 14.20 cm. 32 grams
1 Individual Tart Server 14.20 cm. 31 grams
1 Small Dessert 'bonbon' Serving Fork 14.50 cm. 29 grams

In the realm of French silver-smithing, few names evoke the same sense of innovation, artistry, and lasting impact as Phillipe Berthier. Born in the heart of France in the 19th century, Berthier's contributions to the world of silver-smithing transcend mere craftsmanship, reflecting his deep understanding of design, materials, and cultural influences. Through his exceptional works, Berthier emerged as a trailblazer who not only left an indelible mark on the field but also enriched the heritage of French decorative arts. Born in 1838 in Paris, Phillipe Berthier came of age during a time of significant social and artistic change. The 19th century was marked by the Industrial Revolution, which brought about shifts in production methods, design philosophies, and the very nature of craftsmanship. Berthier's journey into silver-smithing was guided by a profound appreciation for tradition as well as a penchant for innovation. Under the tutelage of his father, himself a skilled silversmith, Berthier honed his technical skills while cultivating an artistic vision that would set him apart in the industry.

Berthier's early works demonstrated his mastery of traditional silver-smithing techniques, showcasing intricate details, impeccable engraving, and a keen sense of proportion. However, it was his embrace of the Art Nouveau movement that truly catapulted him into the spotlight. Art Nouveau, characterized by its sinuous lines, natural motifs, and departure from rigid symmetry, provided Berthier with a platform to explore new artistic horizons. His designs began to evolve, embracing asymmetry and integrating elements inspired by nature, such as flowing leaves, delicate flowers, and graceful curves. In addition to his individual works, Phillipe Berthier's influence reached beyond his workshop through his involvement in various artistic circles and exhibitions. He was an active participant in the annual Salons organized by the Société des Artistes Français, a platform that allowed him to showcase his pieces alongside those of fellow artists and artisans. These exhibitions provided a fertile ground for the exchange of ideas and the evolution of artistic movements, further solidifying Berthier's position as a prominent figure in the Art Nouveau movement. Berthier's legacy serves as a testament to the enduring power of craftsmanship, the transformative potential of artistic movements, and the profound impact of individuals who shape their fields through their unique vision and unwavering dedication. Through his work, Phillipe Berthier has solidified his place as a pioneer in French silver-smithing, forever etching his name into the annals of decorative arts history.
Berthier - 11 Original French Art Nouveau 950 Sterling Silver Flatware Serving Pieces.
$3,830.00 CAD
$3,830.00 CAD

Berthier - 11 Original French Art Nouveau 950 Sterling Silver Flatware Serving Pieces.

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