Jean PuiforcatJean Elysée Puiforcat (pronounced pwee-for-KAH) (1897-1945) was a French silversmith, sculptor and designer. Puiforcat's silver work had smooth surfaces and was based on the geometric series. He started designing tableware and by 1934 he also had designed liturgical silver. In 1941, he moved to Mexico and started exhibiting in the United States. Puiforcat's name was renowned for the elegant, often mathematical simplicity of his geometric forms and the unexpected combination of flawless metalwork with brilliantly polished hardstones, semiprecious stones, or glass.
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