Sarlandie, Jules

Jules Sarlandie was a French enameller in the early 20th century. He was born in 1874, and settled in Limoges at the end of the century. He practiced enameling, a newly rediscovered job. He was constantly looking for and testing new techniques and shapes and stayed away from classic productions. In the early 1900s, he was famous for his perfect technical skills in Limoges enamel, and created Art Nouveau table pieces and enamel paintings. In the late 1920s he became a pioneer in Art Deco style enamel and glass work and worked with interior designers to create enamel pieces. His works were sold in Limoges but also in Parisian luxury stores like Le Grand Dépôt. He died in 1936 at the peak of his popularity.