ORFEVRERIE CHRISTOFLE – LUC LANEL – Fruit Bowl for the Normandy cruiser - c.1930
Iconic modern style fruit bowl designed in 1932 by Luc Lanel (1893-1965) for Christofle and used for the first class passengers of the legendary Art Deco ocean cruiser Le Normandie.
Silver plated circular fruit bowl resting on a circular base, topped by a pedestal consisting of four spheres connected to a disc.
This is the hammered silver plated version which is more valued then the more common non hammered one.
Described with large picture in book Lanel, Luc & Marjolaine, Dominique Forest, Editions Norma, page 12 and 13 as a piece of art that combines Simplicity, Purity and Grace.
Punch/mark Christofle France for Christofle Orfévrerie Master Goldsmith under the base
Hammered silver -plated metal
35 cm/13,8 -inch diameter 10 cm/ 3,94 inch high
1,70 kg – 3,12 lb
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