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Paul Follot French Art Nouveau Silver Tea Service

$55,000Asking Price


A rare and important French Art Nouveau silvered metal coffee and tea service by Paul Follot. The set includes a tray, a tea and a coffee pot, and containers for sugar and cream. The set is decorated with whiplash curves, fabric-like folds and a spray of leaves. This set was manufactured by Metallwarren Fabrik, F.w. Quist, Esslingen, Germany. All five pieces are signed "Follot". This set comes with its original presentation box. The service was exhibited at the Salon De?corateurs in 1904. The model is in the Musee d’Orsay, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Brohan Museum, circa 1902. In the year 2000, an identical set was exhibited: Art Nouveau 1890-1914 at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Gallery of Art, circa 1904. Provenance: Purchased in Wiesbaden, Germany from a prominent lady who is now in her late sixties. This tea service, with its original box, was her mother’s wedding gift. Similar set pictured in: Art Nouveau: The French Aesthetic, by Victor Arwas, p. 393. Art Nouveau Belgium France, by Yvonne Brunhammer, p. 206, pl. 306. Art Nouveau: 1890-1914, by Paul Greenhalgh, p. 234, pl. 14.13. (MG #10292) The French Decorative Arts, the Societe? des Artistes De?corateurs 1900-1942, by Cf. Y. Brunhammer + S. Tise, Paris 1990, p. 16-17. Art Nouveau by Judith Miller, page 180. .


  • Creator
    Paul Follot (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.25 in. (3.18 cm)Width: 24.5 in. (62.23 cm)Depth: 16.75 in. (42.55 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 5
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1904
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: S102921stDibs: LU88541353238

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