French Silver Vase

Maison Tétard
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reference number: ES_026

circa 1910


height: 68.5 cm; weight: 9500 gm

maker’s mark: mark of Tétard Frères in lozenge

A beautifully crafted art Nouveau French silver vase by Tétard Frères, the body of baluster form finely decorated with chased and embossed drapery, oak leaves and acorns. The handles modelled as branches. The base applied with a cast laurel wreath. Marked beneath the rim.


Established in 1880 by Edmond Tétard (1860–1901) in Paris, Tétard Frères soon became one of the leading French silver manufacturers. The firm specialised in producing elegant domestic silverware: flatware, tea and coffee sets, trays, wine coolers, etc. Tétard’s pieces were highly sought after by a discerning clientele and became fashionable among the French aristocracy. In the 1920s, under the artistic leadership of Valéry Bizouard (1875–1945), the firm’s principal designer, Tétard Frères became preeminent exponents of French Art Deco, alongside Puiforcat and Christofle.

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