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PRINCE BOJIDAR KARAGEORGEVITCH – A RARE SET OF 12 COFFEE SPOONS, CIRCA 1900

A RARE SET OF 12 COFFEE SPOONS, CIRCA 1900
Silver gilt; each one with a different stylized floral decor
Bearing the monogram B

Six of the same spoons are part of the collections of The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, ref. 142-9-1964
They were displayed in the exhibition Art Nouveau – 1890-1914, 6 April – 30 July 2000, Victoria & Albert Museum

Exhibition
Exposition Universelle de 1900, Paris

Bibliography
Roger Marx, La Décoration et les Industries d’Art à l’Exposition Universelle de 1900, Delagrave éditeur, Paris 1901, p. 71
L’Art Décoratif, February 1902, p. 204
Greenhalgh, Paul Ed., Art Nouveau 1890-1914, V&A Publications, London, 2000, ill. p. 235
Prince Bojidar Karageorgevitch as a silversmith, London, The Magazine of Art, January 1901, p. 185

FRENCH – LOUIS MAJORELLE – “FEMME AUX IRIS”, A PAIR OF WALL SCONCES DESIGNED FOR THE RESTAURANT LUCAS CARTON, CIRCA 1902

“FEMME AUX IRIS”, A PAIR OF WALL SCONCES DESIGNED FOR THE RESTAURANT LUCAS CARTON, CIRCA 1902
Gilt and chased bronze, the petals of the iris in hammered copper
96.5 cm. high
39.5 cm. wide

Lucas Carton is one of the first gourmet restaurants in Paris. Located on the prestigious Place de la Madeleine,
it is famous for its exceptional Art Nouveau interior designed by Louis Majorelle at the turn of the 20th century

The pair of appliques we are offering was acquired from the Benedict Silverman Collection, New York

Bibliography
Fin de siècle masterpieces from the Silverman collection, New York, 1989, one wall-light illustrated p. 180, n. 90

COMTE ENGUERRAND DU SUAU DE LA CROIX – GABRIELLE DEBILLEMONT-CHARDON – MEDALLION, UNIQUE PIECE, CIRCA 1900

MEDALLION, UNIQUE PIECE, CIRCA 1900
Medallion with the portrait of a woman (by G. Debillemont-Chardon) encircled in a silver mount decorated with plique-à-jour enamels and opal cabochons; the chain in gold
The medallion signed lower right and the mount signed Cte DU SUAU / DE LA CROIX
10.5 cm. diameter

Exhibition
Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1903
Exposition de la Parure précieuse de la Femme, Musée Galliéra, 1908

Bibliography
L’Art Décoratif aux Expositions des Beaux-Arts, 1ère exposition, 1903, pl. 253
Exposition de la Parure précieuse de la Femme, Musée Galliéra, Librairie d’Art décoratif, 1908, Armand Guérinet éditeur, pl. 65

Provenance
Marquise de Polignac

DAUM NANCY – VASE, CIRCA 1905

VASE, CIRCA 1905
Internally decorated, applied and wheel-carved. The neck is pulled, cut and finished by hand
Signed
33 cm. high

Exhibition
L’Art Nouveau la Révolution décorative, Pinacothèque de Paris, 18 April-8 September 2013, p. 82,
n. 43 in the exhibition catalogue

Bibliography
Clotilde Bacri, Daum, Milan, 1992, ill. p. 127

Provenance
Bought directly from the Daimaru Museum, Japan

EUGENE MICHEL – MAURICE GUERCHET – VASE, CIRCA 1897

VASE, CIRCA 1897
Internally decorated glass, acid-etched and carved
in a floral pattern, with applied water lily and flowers in silver; around the neck, the mount in silver featuring frost
The mount signed M Guerchet
24.5 cm. high

Exhibition
Salon des Artistes Français, Paris, 1897

Bibliography
Art et Décoration
, June 1897, p. 171

HENRI EDMOND BECKER – COMB, 1902

COMB, 1902
Carved and patinated ivory
Bearing the monogram of the artist on the reverse
15 cm. long

The museum of  Decorative Arts in Paris has two combs by Becker quite
similar to ours

Exhibition
Salon de la Société des artistes français, 1902
Exposition de la Parure précieuse de la Femme, musée Galliéra, 1908, similar model in carved horn
French Jewellery of the Nineteenth Century – A Loan Exhibition, Wartsky, London, 13-23 June 2001,  ill. p. 47, n. 255 in the catalogue

Bibliography
L’Art Décoratif, July 1902, ill. p. 149
J. Tronçay, L’Art Décoratif au Salon de 1902, Revue de la bijouterie, de l’orfèvrerie et de la joaillerie, August 1902, ill. p. 128
L’Art Appliqué, 1903-1904, H. Laurens éditeur, ill. pl. 32
Exposition de la Parure précieuse de la Femme, musée Galliéra, 1908, edited by Armand Guérinet, similar model in carved horn ill. pl. 28
Béatrice Salmon, Chefs-d’oeuvre du Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, les Arts décoratifs, 2006, 222p. ISBN 2-901422-86-1 (p. 132-133)

PIEL FRERES – COMB, CIRCA 1900

COMB, CIRCA 1900
Horn, with a gilt metal silver mount decorated with four storks, three turquoise glass cabochons and two
more cabochons shaped as scarabs
10.7 cm. long
17.2 cm. wide

RENE LALIQUE – HECTOR GUIMARD – PAIR OF WALL-LIGHTS “ÉPIS DE BLÉ”, TRIPTYCH FOLDING MIRROR, FIREPLACE, CIRCA 1900

PAIR OF WALL-LIGHTS “ÉPIS DE BLÉ”, TRIPTYCH FOLDING MIRROR, FIREPLACE, CIRCA 1900
René Lalique (1860-1945)
Pair of wall-lights “Epis de blé”, circa 1908
Gilt bronze and moulded glass
65 x 43 cm.

Bibliography
L’Art Décoratif, n. 20, 1908, p. 54

Hector Guimard (1867-1942)
Triptych folding mirror, circa 1900
Gilt bronze with a vegetal relief decoration
The original drawing is in the archives of the Cercle Guimard, Paris
78.7 cm. high
102.5 cm. wide

Fireplace and surrounds, circa 1900
White marble and black painted cast iron
The fire-surround signed Hector Guimard lower right
137 cm. wide
112 cm. high
35 cm. deep

Bibliography
Guimard, Paris, Musée d’Orsay; Lyon, musée des arts décoratifs et des tissus, 1992-1993, Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1992,
ill. p. 68

Provenance
Apartment located in one of the buildings designed by Hector Guimard rue La Fontaine, 16th Arrondissement, Paris

HENRI HUSSON – SPOON, CIRCA 1900

SPOON, CIRCA 1900
Ribbed silver, the handle decorated with leaves and beetles in relief
With silversmith and French Minerva marks
25 cm. long

Provenance
Formerly in the collection of the late Nourhan Manoukian

EUGENE FEUILLATRE – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Silver with an enamelled decor of wisteria flowers; gilt bronze mount attributed to Keller Frères
Signed
32 cm. high

After heading René Lalique’s enamelling atelier for seven years and working a short while for Lucien Falize, he establishes himself
in 1898 and starts exhibiting at major events. International recognition, prizes and praise soon followed.
As early as 1898, his exhibit at the New Gallery in London was completely sold out, all the pieces were acquired by museums
and English amateurs. The same year the French state acquires a vase and continued to do so the following years.
Museums all over Europe and as far as Japan bought his designs. He was awarded a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1900.
His production includes jewellery and objets d’art in either translucent enamels or enamels applied to gold, silver or copper.
His early palette of colours centers on subdued and pale greens, blues and lilac yet turned more vivid and colourful after 1904.
His shapes are classic and elegant not overwhelmingly and freely organic. Just like his mentor Lalique, he drew his inspiration from
animals (peacocks, swans, swallows, hippocampus and other fishes, butterflies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, snakes, bats and scarabs)
and nature with a predilection for the plants and flowers in vogue (thistles, lillies, wisterias, poppies, mimosa, eucalyptus,
chrysanthemums, umbels, honesty leaves) and mythology (Ophelia, Juno). He died in 1916 fighting for his country in World War One.

HECTOR GUIMARD – PAUL PHILIPPON – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Gilt bronze with a relief decoration of swirls
26.7 cm. high

Exhibition
Hector Guimard, March 1970-April 1971: The Museum of Modern Art, New York
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Bibliography
Victor Arwas, Art Nouveau: The French Aesthetic, Andreas Papadakis Publisher, London, 2002, ill. p. 34-35
Exposition Guimard, Musée d’Orsay, Paris 1992, p. 258, ill. 1, n. 65 in the album dedicated to the Castel Béranger; for the design in stoneware, n. 4
New Architecture, Number 6, October 2000, Andreas Papadakis publisher, in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, ill. p. 8
Hector Guimard, March 1970-April 1971, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, ill. p. 33, n. 82 in the exhibition catalogue

EMILE DECOEUR – PITCHER, CIRCA 1900

PITCHER, CIRCA 1900
Sang-de-boeuf glaze, decorated with a relief decoration of grape
Monogrammed, marked with an impressed trefoil, and numbered 3-12
36.8 cm. high

Exhibition
Kunstgewerbemuseums der Stadt Köln
, 10 April-28 July 1974 for another example of this design
Kestner-Museum Hannover
, 22 August-3 November 1974 for another example of this design
Hessischen Landesmuseum Darmstadt,
12 December-2 February 1975 for another example of this design

Bibliography
Sammlung Maria und Hans-Jörgen Heuser, Französische Keramik zwischen 1850 und 1910, Hamburg, Prestel-Verlag München,
1974, plate n. 21 and p. 218, n. 167 in the exhibition catalogue

MANUFACTURE NATIONALE DE SEVRES – ANDRE-FERNAND THESMAR – POWDER COMPACT, 1895

POWDER COMPACT, 1895
Polychrome enamel; gold mounted on a Sèvres porcelain. Inside the cotton is decorated with an enamelled ladybug on a gold bud
Signed with the monogram and bearing the inscription: Faite pour Antonia Howard Trip 1895.
Three initials are entangled in the design

6.7 cm. diameter

The same decor is found on a small box exhibited at the Exposition Universelle of 1900

FRANCOIS-RUPERT CARABIN – “DANSE BRETONNE”, 1901-1902

Bronze with a dark brown patina
Wooden base
Signed R. Carabin
19 x 32 cm.

A copy of the 1901-1902 model, dated 1910, can be found in the Musée d'Art Moderne in Strasbourg (Inv. 55.974.0.1001),
bequeathed by Auguste Dutreux, 1955
The original model of this group, in red wax, is in the Museum of Modern Art of Strasbourg
(1933, gift of Mrs. C. Merklen-Carabin)

First of the series of six works on the theme of Brittany, executed between 1901 and 1904

Exhibition
Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris 1902
Société des Amis des Arts de Nantes, cat. n. 539, Nantes, 1905
Rupert Carabin, Musée Galliera, Paris, Novembre 1934 – March 1935, cat. n. 54 or 59
L'Oeuvre de Rupert Carabin, 1863-1932, Galerie du Luxembourg, Paris, cat. n. 98

Bibliography
Paul Vitry, La petite sculpture aux Salons, Art et Décoration, 1902, T. XII, p. 46, ill. p. 40
K. E. Schmidt, François Rupert Carabin, Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst, T. XV, 1904, ill. p. 64
K. E. Schmidt, Französische Skulptur und Architektur des 19. Jahrhunderts, Leizig, 1904, p. 71, ill. p. 66
La Décoration Moderne, 13ème année, 1905-1906, ill. pl. 82
Gustave Coquiot, Les figurines de Carabin, L'Art Décoratif, T. XVII, January 1907, ill. p. 25

CAMILLE NAUDOT – CUP, CIRCA 1900

CUP, CIRCA 1900
Openwork white porcelain; polychrome enamelled
The rim, base and the decor are highlighted with gold
Signed with the monogram of the artist
8.5 cm. high

Exhibition
Jugendstil aus Münchener Privatbesitz, Museum Villa Stuck, Münich 1972, n. 47

Provenance
Private collection Prof. Kurt Liebermeister, Munich