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EMILE GALLE – “LA GIROFLEE DE MURAILLE”, CIRCA 1900

“LA GIROFLEE DE MURAILLE”, CIRCA 1900
Multilayered glass with four applied and wheel-carved flowers, gold leaf inclusions, partly hammered
Engraved signature
21 cm. high

Only one other example is known to exist

Provenance
According to previous owners, this vase was acquired at auction in Versailles around 1970 as therefore could be part of a group of vases sold by Emile Gallé’s descendants

ROYAL COPENHAGEN – UNIKAT VASE, CIRCA 1900

UNIKAT VASE, CIRCA 1900
White porcelain decorated with ginkgo leaves
Attributed to Christian Thomsen
Author of the shape: Arnold Krog, 1895
With manufacturer's stamp, numbered 203/135
16 cm high

Another example of this vase was acquired in 1897 by the Berlin Museum of Decorative Arts

Bibliography
Dekorative Kunst, vol. 16, 1907, ill. p. 114
Berlin, Kunstgewerbe Museum, Werke um 1900, cat. n. 79

BING & GRONDAHL – BOWL, CIRCA 1900

BOWL, CIRCA 1900
White porcelain decorated on the base with snails in shade of white, brown and blue. Below a frieze of white shells in light blue
Signed with the manufacturer’s stamp, numbered 1146, B&G and bearing the monogram of the artist
9.4 cm. high
17.5 cm. diameter

MANUFACTURE NATIONALE DE SEVRES – HENRI BRECY, form designer – PAIR OF BOTTLES “EPIS DE MAIS”, 1900

PAIR OF BOTTLES “EPIS DE MAIS”, 1900
Glazed porcelain; each with original stopper
Bearing the manufacturer’s stamp for 1901
16.5 cm. high

Exhibition
Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900
An identical bottle without its stopper was acquired in 1905 by the French State for the Musée des Ursulines in Mâcon and another one complete for the Musée de Saint-Nazaire. Both are today in the collection of the Cité de la Céramique in Sèvres. Another, with stopper, is in the Holburne Museum, Bath (Handley-Read collection), and a further example, without its stopper, is in the Musée des Beaux Arts de Quimper

Bibliography
L’Art Décoratif, October 1900, La manufacture nationale de Sèvres à l’exposition universelle, similar example ill. p. 12

 

LOUIS DEJEAN – “MELANCOLIE”

“MELANCOLIE”
Bronze with a brown patina
Signed and bearing the foudry mark I H F Paris

Exhibition
SNBA, 1901 (plaster)

Bibliography
L’Art Décoratif, December 1901, p. 111, model in plaster ill. “…C’est la Mélancolie, avec la vérité de la pose de tout le corps, d’un bras abandonné sur les genoux, du visage penché sur l’autre bras reployé et soutenu par le dossier du siège”

PAUL BRINDEAU DE JARNY – BONBONNIERES, CIRCA 1900

BONBONNIERES, CIRCA 1900
Hammered copper. The lid is decorated with a cherry branch, three cherries and a leaf in hammered copper
Signed with the monogram of the artist
7 cm. high
13.5 cm. diameter

Patinated hammered copper
Bearing the monogram of the artist
9.7 cm. diameter
4.2 cm. high

EMILE GALLE – VASE, CIRCA 1889

VASE, CIRCA 1889
Polychrome “cristallerie” glass decorated with enamelled water lilies, aquatic flowers, stems,
and three dragonflies; original bronze base decorated with four snails
Enamelled signature in Japanese style
17 cm. high

LOUIS-AUGUSTE THÉODORE-RIVIÈRE – THIEBAUT FRERES, FUMIERE ET GAVIGNOT – “DEUX DANSEUSES”, CIRCA 1905

“DEUX DANSEUSES”, CIRCA 1905
Bronze; representing two naked dancers, one holding a tambourine, the other a laurel wreath
Signed and marked Fumière et Gavinot Thiébaut fondeurs
19 cm. high

A similar example is to be found at the musée des Beaux-Arts de Reims, gift of Mr Henry Vasnier, 1907

Exhibition
1905, Galerie Chaine et Simonson, vitrine XI

Bibliography
Louis Delteil, Théodore Rivière, Revue des Arts décoratifs, 1899, ill. p. 308
Albert Thomas, Théodore Rivière, l'Art décoratif, n. 40, January 1902, ill. p. 133
Louis Vauxelles, Gil Blas, 17 November 1907

Il s'agit de deux personnages détachés du groupe “Mathô vaincu, Défilé de la Hâche ou Retour de Mathô à Carthage ou L'Eléphant d'Hamilcar” dont la maquette en plâtre de 1893, aujourd'hui détruite, figura au Salon des Artistes Français de 1894, n°3536, et pour laquelle l'artiste obtint une médaille de 3ème classe. La place de cette sculpture dans le groupe se situe à droite de la patte arrière droite de l'éléphant.
Une autre maquette en plâtre teinté, terre cuite, fil de fer et bois provenant de l'atelier du sculpteur dispersé à Lyon en 1972 a été reconstituée en 1930 par la fille de l'artiste et se trouve aujourd'hui au Victoria and Albert Museum de Londres

FERDINAND FRICK – GOLDSCHEIDER – “FROID”, 1904

“FROID”, 1904
Bronze with brown patina
Signed, titled and dated 1904
24 cm. high

Exhibition
Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1905, n. 1769

Bibliography
Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1905, Catalogue illustré, ill p. 190 (wrongly attributed to P. de Frick, the painter)

TONY SELMERSHEIM – CHARLES PLUMET – DISPLAY TABLE, TWO CHAIRS AND TWO ARMCHAIRS, 1899

DISPLAY TABLE, TWO CHAIRS AND TWO ARMCHAIRS, 1899
Ash and maple veneer
The table: 76 cm. high; 112.7 cm. long; 58.2 cm. deep
Each chair: 92.5 cm. high; 45.5 cm. wide
Each armchair: 96 cm. high; 67.7 cm. wide

Bibliography
L’Art Décoratif, November 1899, the table and a chair ill. p. 70

Provenance
Specially commissioned by the menswear shop “Roddy”, corner of the boulevard des Italiens and rue Drouot in Paris

HENIN & Cie – PART OF CUTLERY SET, CIRCA 1900

PART OF CUTLERY SET, CIRCA 1900
Silver with a design of foliage and pansies
Comprising: eleven table forks, seven table spoons, twelve dessert spoons
The design is attributed to Adolphe Truffier

Bibliography
For a set of twelve teaspoons or coffee spoons with the same design, see: David Allan, Le couvert et la coutellerie de table française au XIXème siècle, éditions Faton, 2007, p. 130, n. 118