Archaic jewellery 1955-1959
Émile Souply created his first jewels between 1955 and 1959. Archaic in inspiration, they were made in Maredret, in a small forge that he shared with the sculptor Félix Roulin. This period, which is very often forgotten, marked an important turning point in the silversmith’s career: it was a time during which he became increasingly interested in art jewellery, created in this instance using ancient or even primitive techniques: wrought iron work and open-fire welding.
Such was the artist’s mastery of and zest for his craft that he was emboldened to make his own tools. He also took enormous interest in making objects for domestic use.