I love all things Adnet. This is a superb Art Deco turtledove by Jacques Adnet (1900-1984) in ivory-colored céramique craquelée, originally presented at the landmark Paris show which gave Art Deco its name, the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. Three years later, Adnet would become the director of the Compagnie des Arts Français, and gradually assume his role as a central figure in 20th century French design.
An icon of luxurious French Modernism, Jacques Adnet grew up with the 20th Century. He attended the famous Ecole des Beaux-Arts Paris . He believed in the functional aspect of furniture combined with geometrical simplicity. Jacques Adnet was inspired by pre-classical styles and was well acquainted with traditional furniture. Until the age of 28, Jacques lived and worked hand in hand with his twin brother Jean at the Studio La Maitrise, where they met the Art Déco designer Maurice Dufrene. From 1928 to 1960, he directed La Compagnie des Arts Francais. His team of decorators included Francois Jourdain, and Georges Jouve.
Adnet pieces continue to steadily climb in value and collectors and designers aroud the world covet his chic and timeless pieces. This piece would be perfect on display on a bookshelf or proudly displayed in an entrayway console. A gorgeous piece.
Creation Date: c. 1925
Height: 8in.Hx7.5in.W 20cmHx19cmW
Creator: Jacques Adnet