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Art Deco Pitcher by Christian Fjerdingstad, Gallia for Christofle

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Elegant Art Deco pitcher shaped with melon-style ribs on a quatrefoil base designed by Christian Fjerdingstad who was a Danish sculptor born in 1891. When he came to France, he created some gorgeous pieces for Gallia and some were edited by Christofle after the thirties. Marked beneath with the GALLIA hallmarks and numbered 5885 (number of the model). Bibliographie : Chappey, Frédéric ; Dendenroth-Schou, Poul ; Kaerulf Moller, Lars et al., Ambre et argent. Christian Fjerdingstad (1891-1968). Un orfèvre danois Art déco. Paris, Somogy Editions d'art, 1999, p. 27 CHRISTIAN FJERDINGSTAD (1891-1968) was born in Danemark in 1891 and first worked as a silversmith in his country before arriving in France in 1915 after its demobilization. When he arrived, he met Fernand Léger and became friend with him, this last encouraged him to expose his work to the 1921 Salon d’Automne in Paris. He had great success during this exhibition and then was hired by Christofle as the Head of Design, between 1924 and 1939. At the same time, he was continuing to create items under his own name. He was skilled to work both with pewter and silver and liked to mix them with other materials such as coral, horn or amber. He was the creator of a new formal vocabulary and can be considered as one of the creators of the Art Deco style and a contributor to the renewal of early 20th century silverware.
  • Creator:
    Christofle (Metalworker),Gallia (Metalworker),Christian Fjerdingstad (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 8.27 in (21 cm)Width: 7.09 in (18 cm)Depth: 3.55 in (9 cm)
  • Style:
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1930
  • Condition:
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Re-plated. We also have this pitcher with a hammered finish, contact us for further details.
  • Seller Location:
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: AE0966/011stDibs: LU4694124996162
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