International Decorative Art

Three Piece Tea Service

Three Piece Tea Service

Design Date c. 1935

Designer Louis Tardy (1881-1978, French)

Manufacturer Tétard Frères, Paris, France

Media silver and rosewood

Dimensions Teapot 4 7/8 x 8 ½ x 4 1/8 inches; Creamer 3 x 5 1/2 x 2 5/8 inches; Covered Sugar 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

Louis Tardy, along with designer Valery Bizouard, provided artistic direction in the period between the two world wars to Tétard Féres, an Art Deco French silversmith company specializing in flatware. Although Tétard Féres specialized in pieces of the Louis XV style, Bizouard and Tardy explored more modern design ideas. The Covered Sugar Bowl and Teapot feature an Art Deco streamlined lid. The pieces are made with silver colored metal and rosewood. Tétard Féres received awards at the 1889 Exposition Universelle and 1931 International Colonial Exposition, both in Paris, for company pieces.

ON VIEW in Art Deco Gallery 6

Markings Bottom impressed, "Tétard Fres Paris

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2004.0902