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LUCIEN BONVALLET – ANTOINE-ERNEST CARDEILHAC – TWO HANDLED FOOTED VASE, 1897

TWO HANDLED FOOTED VASE, 1897
Engraved, repoussé and applied silver
Signed CARDEILHAC and bearing Minerva and makers marks
30.5 cm. high

Exhibition

Salon de la Libre Esthétique, 1897

Bibliography
Victor Champier, L’Exposition Universelle de Bruxelles (2ème article) – L’Art et l’Industrie en Belgique – l’Exposition Française,
Revue des Arts Décoratifs, 1897, ill. p. 389: “M. Cardeilhac se distinguait par des vases exécutés au repoussé, d’une composition particulièrement élégante”.

FRANCOIS-EUGENE ROUSSEAU – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Thick tubular freely blown and shaped glass vase with side protrusions. Multilayered, opalescent glass overlaid in brick red and caramel, intaglio and wheel cut with a design of flowers and stylized foliage and a butterfly in flight
Unsigned. Numbered 532
16.5 cm. high

FRENCH – TRAY, CIRCA 1900

TRAY, CIRCA 1900
Design in repoussé leather of a woman’s head, arums and water lilies heightened with beige
Bearing the monogram BC
24 x 35 cm.

LOUIS HESTAUX – CARVED WOODEN TRAY, CIRCA 1900

CARVED WOODEN TRAY, CIRCA 1900
Mother-of-pearl inlay decorated with five bathers
22.5 x 54.5 cm.

Exhibition
Exposition de l’Ecole de Nancy, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris 1903

Provenance
Formerly in the Benedict Silverman collection, New York

ALPHONSE LAMARRE – MAISON PAUL LOUCHET – MAISON PILLIVUYT & CIE – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Green and red flambé glazed porcelain; the mount by Louchet with a design of flowering flowers. The heart is decorated with mother-of-pearl and glass cabochon
Signed on the base LOUCHET C(ISEL)EUR
Bearing an hologram incised in the paste the initials AL and a kanji symbol
18 cm. high

Exhibition
1903 SAF
“Je remarque les émaux cloisonnés de M. Paul Louchet, ainsi que le cadre contenant des dessins d’Albert Louchet, son frère. Je n’insiste pas, ce n’est pas tout à fait de ma compétence ; on me dit d’ailleurs que ces jolis cloisonnés ont été exécutés au Japon même ; leur perfection s’explique alors plus facilement et aussi leur aspect un peu “porcelaine”, ce qui est une des caractéristiques des artistes modernes du Nippon.” Revue de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie et Orfèvrerie, n. 40, August 1903, page 96

DAUM NANCY – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Multilayered glass with an applied and carved design of Japanese columbines; hammered background.
Signed Daum # Nancy
32 cm. high

“Rares sont donc les pièces qui offrent, comme c’est le cas du vase Ancolies, une adéquation aussi parfaite entre la forme de l’objet et son décor figuré. Ces pièces d’exception résultaient souvent de commandes particulières ou étaient réalisées en vue d’expositions démontrant le savoir-faire décoratif et technique de la cristallerie”. (Le Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy, Oeuvres choisies)
The columbine flower guided the decorator in the design of the vase

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

MARCEL BING – ART NOUVEAU BING – BLACHE, CERAMIST – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Grès with two handles; gilt bronze mount
Signed BLACHE
24 cm. high

Bibliography
For vases with different shape, mounted with the same design, see Le Style Moderne – L’Art Appliqué, 1ère partie, H. Laurens, Editeur, pl. 34
Paul Arthur, French Art Nouveau Ceramics / An Illustrated Dictionary, Norma éditions, 2015, ill. p. 62

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”