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Keller - Antique French Original Art Deco 950 Sterling Silver Serving Tureen - Like New !

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Direct from Paris the Birth place of Art Deco, a Magnificent 3pc."Gatsby Era" Original 950 Sterling Silver Serving Tureen in Near New by France's Premier Art Deco Silversmith "Gustave Keller" and No Monograms, You Can't Go Wrong Buying Quality, circa early 1920s.  The early 20th century marked a period of artistic renaissance and innovation, with the Art Deco movement standing as a testament to this era of change. This movement, characterized by its embrace of geometric forms, streamlined designs, and modern materials, permeated various artistic disciplines. Among the pioneers who seamlessly integrated the essence of Art Deco into their craft was the French silversmith Gustave Keller. Through his masterful techniques, visionary designs, and unwavering commitment to the principles of Art Deco, Keller's work emerged as a cornerstone of the movement, forever leaving its mark on the world of decorative arts.

Keller's most profound contribution to the world of silversmithing was his adept incorporation of Art Deco aesthetics into his work. At its core, Art Deco celebrated geometric precision, bold lines, and an amalgamation of diverse materials. Keller's creations bore witness to these principles, as he ingeniously fused silver with materials such as ivory, enamel, and precious stones. This blend of contrasting textures and elements not only reflected the dynamic spirit of the era but also showcased Keller's remarkable technical prowess.

Central to Keller's legacy was his remarkable craftsmanship. His pieces were not mere functional objects; they were expressions of meticulous artistry. Every curve, angle, and detail of his creations was a testament to his dedication to perfection. Keller's silverware transcended mere functionality, blurring the lines between form and function. His tea sets, vases, and decorative objects were imbued with a sense of movement and rhythm, capturing the essence of the Art Deco aesthetic.

Keller's ability to evoke emotion through his creations was a hallmark of his artistry. His designs were not sterile or devoid of feeling; rather, they resonated with the aspirations and attitudes of the era. The Art Deco movement emerged in the aftermath of World War I, a time of societal rejuvenation and progress. Keller's work embodied this renewal, with its sleek lines and innovative forms reflecting the optimism of the post-war period. His silverware graced the tables of opulent homes, acting as vessels of modern luxury that perfectly encapsulated the zeitgeist.

In the broader artistic landscape, Keller's work also encompassed the public sphere. His larger creations, often displayed in exhibitions and galleries, showcased his ability to seamlessly blend traditional craftsmanship with modern design. These monumental pieces challenged the boundaries of silversmithing, bridging the gap between functional art and sculpture. Keller's work was recognized not only for its technical excellence but also for its contribution to the evolution of decorative arts as a whole. Keller's legacy extended beyond the borders of France. His creations garnered international acclaim, becoming sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts around the world. As the Art Deco movement swept across continents, Keller's work exemplified the movement's ability to transcend cultural boundaries and communicate a universal language of elegance and innovation. This amazing 3 piece serving tureen is a stunning example of the quality and craftsmanship for which Keller is internationally known and it has been meticulously restored to like new condition.

This majestic serving tureen with presentation platter measures an astounding 25.00 cm. high to the top of the lid, 31.00 cm. in length to the tips of the handles, 20.00 cm. across at its widest point and weights an amazing 4,535 grams, with the presentation platter. It is stamped with the French Government’s Head of the Minerva 1 Hallmark, certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver as well as the Keller manufacturers sterling silver hallmark and is stamped “G. Keller Paris” on the underside. The tureen itself, without the presentation platter measures an astounding 19.00 cm. high to the top of the lid, 31.00 cm. in length to the tips of the handles, 20.00 cm. across at its widest point and and weights an amazing 2,660 grams. It is stamped with the French Government’s Head of the Minerva 1 Hallmark, certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver as well as the Keller manufacturers sterling silver hallmark and is stamped “G. Keller Paris” on the underside.

Keller - Antique French Original Art Deco 950 Sterling Silver Serving Tureen - Like New !
$25,326.00 CAD
$25,326.00 CAD

Keller - Antique French Original Art Deco 950 Sterling Silver Serving Tureen - Like New !

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