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Teapot

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sandoz, Gérard, born 1902 (designer)
    Gérard Sandoz & Cie (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Electroplated nickel silver, wood handle, hinged lid

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.368-1974

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 68, The Whiteley Galleries, case 6, shelf 1

Sandoz came from an established family of jewellers, goldsmiths and watchmakers. Trained in the family workshops and at the École de la Bijouterie-joaillerie-orfèvrerie (School of Silversmithing and Jewellery), his reputation rests largely as a jeweller designing and producing highly geometrical, simply proportioned forms. For this he won two major prizes at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1925. Like Puiforcat, Sandoz was a member of the Union des Artistes Modernes, many of whom produced silver in a dramatic, geometric style. Again like Puiforcat, Sandoz often incorporated blocks of dark wood, as on the handle of this teapot, to serve as a contrast to the shiny surface of the silver. In 1931, he abandoned his jewellery and silversmithing business altogether to devote his time to painting and film production.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1920 (made)

Artist/maker

Sandoz, Gérard, born 1902 (designer)
Gérard Sandoz & Cie (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Electroplated nickel silver, wood handle, hinged lid

Marks and inscriptions

Engraved on the base: G-S & Cie Oréfevres Paris / Métal Argenté (Gérard Sandoz and Company, Goldsmiths, Paris / Silver-plated metal)

Dimensions

Height: 9.9 cm, Length: 17.8 cm, Width: 12.5 cm

Object history note

Sandoz came from an established family of jewellers, goldsmiths and watchmakers. Trained in the family workshops and at the École de la Bijouterie-joaillerie-orfèvrerie (School of Silversmithing and Jewellery), his reputation rests largely as a jeweller designing and producing highly geometrical, simply proportioned forms. For this he won two major prizes at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1925. Like Puiforcat, Sandoz was a member of the Union des Artistes Modernes, many of whom produced silver in a dramatic, geometric style. Again like Puiforcat, Sandoz often incorporated blocks of dark wood, as on the handle of this teapot, to serve as a contrast to the shiny surface of the silver. In 1931, he abandoned his jewellery and silversmithing business altogether to devote his time to painting and film production.

Descriptive line

Electroplated nickel silver, wooden handle, Paris, ca.1920, designed by Gérard Sandoz

Materials

Nickel silver; Silver; Wood

Techniques

Electroplating

Categories

Metalwork; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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