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Berthier - 24 Original French Art Nouveau 950 Sterling Silver Dessert Knives

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Direct from Paris, a Magnificent Set of 24 "Art Nouveau" Dessert Knives in French 950 Sterling Silver by Internationally Known French Silversmith "Philippe Berthier, The Trailblazer", Stunning Luxury and Craftsmanship - circa 1890s. The set contains 24 dessert knives with sterling silver blades. Each is stamped with the French Government’s Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark (on the handle and on the blade), certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver, in addition to the Philippe Berthier sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark. Each knife is roughly 20 cm. in length and weight 36 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.

Berthier's legacy is also intertwined with the evolution of design education. He recognized the importance of passing on his knowledge and skills to future generations, and his involvement in teaching underscored his commitment to the preservation of craftsmanship. Berthier served as a professor at the prestigious École Boulle in Paris, where he imparted his wisdom to aspiring silversmiths, helping shape the next generation of artisans who would continue to carry the torch of French silver-smithing excellence.
Berthier - 24 Original French Art Nouveau 950 Sterling Silver Dessert Knives
$5,027.00 CAD
$5,027.00 CAD

Berthier - 24 Original French Art Nouveau 950 Sterling Silver Dessert Knives

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