Art Deco Aviator Sculpture – Jean Puiforcat – 1930
Jean Elyse'e Puiforcat (1897-1945) was considered France's finest silversmith during the Art Deco era of the 1920s and 1930s. He co-founded the Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM) with Robert Mallet-Stevens in 1928. The organization was dedicated to modern design, and its' members included all the major French designers of the period. Puiforcat's works are in the permanent collections of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and other important institutions. Our sculpture is an aviator and stylized airplane, executed in glazed terracotta. The plaque is set into a dark stained wooden stand. The work is signed and dated. The condition is excellent, and displays very well. It is an important work by one of the Art Deco periods leading designers.
Dimensions: H 22 in. x W 27 in. x D 6.75 in.