LUCIEN BONVALLET – ANTOINE-ERNEST CARDEILHAC – PAIR OF FRUIT BOWLS, CIRCA 1900
PAIR OF FRUIT BOWLS, CIRCA 1900
Wheel cut crystal on silver bases
With silver and makers marks
Bowl: 25 cm. diameter
Weight of silver base: 1060 gr.
Between 1894 and 1899, Lucien Bonvallet designed for Cardeilhac a large array of silverware destined for the Exposition Universelle. Tea and coffee services in two sizes with their matching trays in engraved silver or pyrographed with silver mounts, handles and finials in either ebony or tinted ivory, sculpted ivory and silver candy dishes, vases, soup tureens, vegetable dishes and plates, fruit bowls, scent bottles, eggcups, a large centerpiece that included a jardinière and candlesticks. He drew his inspiration from flowers and plants which were transposed on the various models: thistles, columbines, mistletoe, clovers and chestnut leaves
All of those models were exhibited in January and February 1913 at the pavillon de Marsan, Musée des Arts décoratifson the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of Lucien Bonvallet