RUPERT CARABIN – CANE, CIRCA 1900

CANE, CIRCA 1900
Bronze
Signed
A similar example in silver is in the collection of the Petit Palais in Paris, France

Exhibition
Exposition R. Carabin, Galerie du Luxembourg, 1974, n. 151 in the exhibition catalogue

Bibliography
C. Dike, La Canne Objet d’Art, p. 327

Provenance
Formerly in the collection of the sculptor Etienne Martin

PAUL FREY – MATCH BOX HOLDER, CIRCA 1900

MATCH BOX HOLDER, CIRCA 1900
Gold, decorated with clovers
With maker’s mark, eagle’s head (2) and marked DEPOSE
4.5 x 3 cm.

Bibliography
Henri Vever, La Bijouterie française au XIXème siècle, vol. III, p. 582, illustration of a match box holder with an identical decor

FRENCH – JEWELRY BOX, CIRCA 1903

JEWELRY BOX, CIRCA 1903
Wood, engraved copper and embossed leather decorated with horse chestnuts
Bearing the monogram M D G (attributed to Miss Denise Germain)
30 cm. high
Base: 40 cm. long; 24 cm. wide

Bibliography
Prince Bojidar Karageorgevitch mentions Denise Germain in Les objets d’art au Salon des artistes français, l’Art Décoratif, June 1903, page 28, “Un grand sous-main teinté de vert, un coffret gris décoré de feuilles de marronnier”

LUCIEN HIRTZ – “PLUMES DE PAON” VASE, CIRCA 1900

“PLUMES DE PAON” VASE, CIRCA 1900
Enamel on copper (or silver)
Signed on the base
14 cm. high

Bibliography
“C’est comme émailleur que M. Hirtz exposait dans la Classe 94, et c’est à ce titre que le Jury lui a décerné la médaille d’or ; il l’eut d’ailleurs méritée dans la section des artistes exposants, car la plus grande partie des orfèvreries de M. Boucheron avait été composée et dessinée par lui
… Non moins puissantes de ton étaient les coupes où les rouges flamboyants se mariaient à des bleus d’une intensité profonde. Les algues et les poissons, les feuilles rouges de la vigne vierge et les insectes, les plumes de paon, un coq à la crête rutilante étaient rendus avec un art merveilleux”. Henri Bouilhet, Rapports du Jury International de l’Exposition Universelle de 1900, imprimerie nationale, Paris, 1902, p. 63
“ Au dernier Salon, Hirtz surprit et dérouta même, beaucoup de ses admirateurs. Au lieu des plaques habituelles, il exposait de l’orfèvrerie ; au lieu des têtes étranges, des gobelets, une coupe ! Peu comprirent l’intérêt qu’il y avait en cette tentative, en même temps qu’ils s’étonnaient de voir un artiste au succès assuré rompre avec sa production courante et chercher autre chose. Quel besoin le poussait ?
Nous insisterons cependant sur ces oeuvres, que nous reproduisons ici. Introduire dans l’orfèvrerie les colorations vives et profondes de l’émail ; enrichir encore la richesse du métal, tout en créant une harmonie, voilà, semble-t-il, quel était le but de l’artiste
Ses gobelets sont en argent repoussé et gravé. Les émaux y sont localisés aux seuls ornements déjà détaillés par la gravure. C’est de la basse-taille, en somme. La flore y est ornementale et conventionnelle
Dans le plus grand, un bleu intense et profond, bleu un peu spécial à Hirtz, quoi qu’il en dise ; ce bleu passe insensiblement au vert jaune, puis au jaune foncé dans les fleurs. Les colorations profondes et somptueuses ressortent admirablement sur le métal légèrement assombri. Des stries détaillant finement les formes y donnent encore de la profondeur et du moelleux au ton
… L’aspect de ces pièces est fort nouveau et peut-être la polychromie puissante y a-t-elle légèrement effrayé ? Ce serait compréhensible si la puissance excluait l’harmonie, ce qui n’est pas le cas, loin de là. Mais, comme il est infiniment plus aisé d’harmoniser des gris entre eux, ou des couleurs pâles et ternes, les hardiesses sont rares ; la couleur splendide de l’émail n’y devrait-elle pas cependant pousser ses fervents ? “ M. P.-Verneuil, L’Email et les émailleurs, Art et Décoration, June 1904, pp. 161 & 162

HECTOR GUIMARD – PAUL PHILIPPON – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Bronze with a brown patina. With a relief decoration of swirls
Signed HG
26 cm. high

Only one other known example is to be found in the Museum of Modern Art collection, New York, inv. 109.76.

Exhibition
Guimard exhibition, musée d’Orsay, Paris 1992, p. 163, fig. 36, illustration of the same model in ceramic, pl. 65, n° 5 in the Castel Béranger catalogue
New Architecture, Number 6, October 2000, Andreas Papadakis publisher, in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, ill. p. 8
“Ce modèle adopte le même principe stylistique que le vase précédent : sage à sa base, la matière s’anime à mi-hauteur pour finir en tournoyant au sommet. Son monogramme GH que l’on aperçoit à la base est identique à celui du vase « de Cerny »

LETTER OPENER, CIRCA 1900

LETTER OPENER, CIRCA 1900
Horn with a design of a carved fish in semi-relief
The eye, in ruby glass, is applied. The handle is openwork with a design of algae; three opal glass cabochons representing air bubbles
Unsigned. Has a new case
32.2 cm. long

EUGENE FEUILLATRE – “JUNON” BALUSTER VASE, CIRCA 1900

“JUNON” BALUSTER VASE, CIRCA 1900
Polychrome enamel on copper. The handles and base in silver with a vegetal pattern
Unsigned
Bearing the silversmith mark AG attributed to Alfred Gérard

Bibliography
A photography of the vase is kept in the archives of the library of the musée d’Orsay.
Gustave GEFFROY, Les Industries artistiques à l’Exposition universelle de 1900, librairie centrale des Beaux-Arts, 1902. Compare to the silver handles of the vase “Chardon maritime” with our example.

LUCIEN BONVALLET – ANTOINE-ERNEST CARDEILHAC – FIVE PIECE SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE, CIRCA 1900

FIVE PIECE SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE, CIRCA 1900
Comprising a coffee-pot, tea-pot, sugar bowl with cover, cream jug and matching tray, decorated with chased clover leaves, finely carved wood handles
Each piece monogrammed and stamped Cardeilhac Paris, with French silver marks

The coffee-pot: 13.5 cm. high; the tea-pot: 12 cm. high; the sugar pot: 7.5 cm. high;
the cream jug: 4 cm. high; the tray: 35.5 cm. long

It is likely that this design was shown in the competition held in 1899 by l’Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs for the purpose of selecting artists for the Exposition Universelle of 1900
for which Bonvallet, Cardeilhac and Viat were rewarded (Revue des Arts Décoratifs, 1899, p. 118).

JANVIER QUERCIA – VEVER – CANE KNOB, CIRCA 1900

CANE KNOB, CIRCA 1900
Melted and chased vermeil with translucent enamel figuring a woman’s head. The elmet is decorated with stylised patterns in green openwork enamel; with opal enamel cabochons
Signed VEVER Paris. With silversmith and French Minerva mark
94.5 cm. long

Exhibition
1900, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 14 March – 26 June 2000, ill. full page 259, n°265

Bibliography
This model is illustrated in an advertising by Janvier Quercia in the magazine supplement Art et Décoration, December 1904, p. 8

JEAN DUNAND – “GRENOUILLES” VASE, 1906

“GRENOUILLES” VASE, 1906
Chased and gilt patinated bronze. Decor of four frogs laying on leaves and water lily buds, with flies encrusted with gold. The neck is patinated and hammered
Signed and dated JOHN DUNAND 1906
31.2 cm. high

Exhibition
Salon de la Nationale, Paris 1907
Salon de la Société nationale des Beaux-Arts, Geneva 1907, n. 2466
Salles Léopold-Robert, Neuchatel, 10 September-15 October 1910
1900, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 14 March-26 June 2000, ill. p. 287, n.310 in the exhibition catalogue

Bibliography
“M. Dunand a, lui, une matière un peu plus fruste, s’alliant du reste très bien au caractère des pièces qu’il expose.
Le vase que nous reproduisons ici est orné de feuilles et de boutons de nénuphar. Des grenouilles, posées sur les feuilles, suivent le vol des bestioles qui garnissent le haut du col. L’exécution de ce vase est grasse, et l’artiste semble se jouer des difficultés que présente le repoussé du métal.
D’autres pièces, en cuivre, acier martelé ou argent battu, sont également à retenir”.
M. P.-Verneuil  L’Art Décoratif au Salon de la Société Nationale, Art et Décoration, 1907, vol. I, pp. 170 & 171

Art et Décoration, 1907, vol. I, p. 175 and p. 2 from the March supplement
“M. John Dunand est un des techniciens et un des décorateurs les plus habiles et les plus originaux qu’il y ait aujourd’hui parmi les artistes qui travaillent les métaux. Il a composé de grands vases de cuivre ou d’acier. Leurs formes sont frustes, hardies et pures. Leur modelé au marteau est robuste et raffiné. Leur décor, repoussé et ciselé sur le corps du vase, et parfois incrusté, offre des frises et des corbeilles de bourgeons, de crosses végétales, de pousses nouvelles, de jeunes feuilles fraîchement côtelées et demi-enroulées encore. La couleur du métal, acier, cuivre, ou bronze, est chaude, nuancée, toujours belle, et M. Dunand sait la faire contribuer à la décoration avec une ingéniosité et avec un goût exquis, comme dans ce vase à panse courte et bulbeuse où des grenouilles, posées sur le bronze vert des feuilles de nénuphars tendent l’oeil vers les mouches d’or incrustées dans le haut col de cuivre rouge”.

L’Art décoratif, January 1909, p. 15

Félix Marcilhac, Jean Dunand, London 1991, p, 16 : “Mais ce qui le marque encore plus (Maurice Verneuil, rapporteur de l’exposition au Salon de la Nationale), c’est un vase en bronze doré orné de feuilles et de boutons de nénuphars tandis que des grenouilles en haut-relief posées sur les feuilles à la base du vase “tendent leurs yeux torves pour suivre le vol des bestioles”, mouches d’or et d’argent que Dunand a disposées le long du col. “L’exécution de ce vase est grasse et l’artiste semble jouer des difficultés que représente le repoussé du métal avec une facilité déconcertante”. Ailleurs, dans la revue Architecture du 16 juin 1907, Maximilien Gauthier relève : ” Il convient de louer grandement le magistral envoi de M. Dunand, vases de cuivre, vases de bronze, vases d’acier martelé, saucières d’argent. Ces objets sont d’une étude savante, particulièrement le grand vase du centre dont la décoration concentrée à la partie haute, faite de repoussé et de ciselure, donne un très agréable épanouissement de la matière, d’un effet peu commun”. p.. 133 and p. 293, n. 873

PAUL BRINDEAU DE JARNY – MURAL PORTE-DOCUMENTS, CIRCA 1900

MURAL PORTE-DOCUMENTS, CIRCA 1900
Wood and embossed copper
Fire-stamped monogram on the back, decoration of leaves and burrs of plane trees
32 cm. high; 44.5 cm. in maximum width

Bibliography
Karin Blanc, Ferronnerie en Europe au XXème siècle, éditions Monelle Hayot, 2015, ill. p. 156

ADRIEN-AURELIEN HEBRARD – LEO LAPORTE BLAIRSY – “HIPPOCAMPES ET GRONDINS” VASE, 1904

“HIPPOCAMPES ET GRONDINS” VASE, 1904
Important vase in dark patinated bronze, lost wax cast by A. A. Hébrard, embellished with two gurnards in relief on a background of starfish and seahorses on the body of the vase
Signed Léo Laporte Blairsy on the belly and Cire perdue A. A. Hébrard on the foot
62 cm. high; 17 cm. diameter

Exhibition
Salon d’Automne, 1904, n. 2015 “Vase aux poissons”, lost wax bronze. (Property of Mr. Hébrard)
Prix du Salon des boursiers de voyage. IIème exposition quinquennale, Grand Palais, Paris 1907, p. 82, n. 7
Exposition universelle et internationale, Gand, 1913
“1900”, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 14 March – 26 June 2000, ill. p. 287, n. 311 in the catalog

Provenance
On the occasion of the second quinquennial exhibition of the “Salon des boursiers du voyage” at the Grand Palais in Paris in 1907, Laporte-Blairsy, award holder in 1896, exhibited, out of competition, about twenty sculptures, electric lamps, a plaster and a paper knife, as well as several drawings and paintings, as some sort of retrospective of his work. It was acknowledged that he used many foundries and editors; Susse, Hébrard, Goldscheider, Colin, Houdebine, Blot and the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres. Those compositions cast by Adrien Hébrard were without any figures and very different to the particular style he was known for. Five sculptures were exhibited: “Les Algues”, “Les Coquillages”, “Le Poulpe”, “Hippocampes” and “Crocus”.

Our sculpture is not numbered and does not bear the customary lost wax seal of the artist. It is inscribed in full Cire perdue A. A. Hébrard (“Lost wax A. A. Hébrard”). It is one of the first pieces cast by the foundry.

FRENCH – PITCHER, CIRCA 1900

PITCHER, CIRCA 1900

Important pitcher in green marble, decorated with falling algae on its shoulders, brown patinated bronze mount, embellished with aquatic plants

30 cm. high

LUCIEN GAILLARD – PANEL, CIRCA 1906

PANEL, CIRCA 1906
Metal lacquered panel, silver overlays and mother-of-pearl inlays
Signed
43.5 x 63 cm

Exhibition
Japonisme: From Falize to Fabergé / The Goldsmith and Japan, Wartski, Londres, 10-20th May 2011, n°67 of the catalogue, ill. p. 39

Bibliography
Art et Décoration, 1906, vol. I, page 187, “Les Arts décoratifs aux salons”. Mention of Gaillard's lacquered panels with mother-of-pearl inlays inspired by Japanese art.

Provenance
Formerly in the collection of Anna Blake, acquired directly from the artist

FREDERIC CHARLOT DE COURCY (attributed to) – AFTER GUSTAVE MOREAU – “L’ENLEVEMENT D’EUROPE”, CIRCA 1880

“L'ENLEVEMENT D'EUROPE”, CIRCA 1880
Enamel on copper
10 x 12.5 cm
After the right hand side of the painting titled “L'enlèvement d'Europe”, circa 1869 by Gustave Moreau and kept at the Musée d'Orsay

Bibliography
The painting illustrated in: Pierre-Louis Mathieu “Gustave Moreau / Monographie et nouveau catalogue de l'Oeuvre achevé“, ACR édition, 1998, page 58

LOUISE ABBEMA – PORTRAIT OF SARAH BERNHARDT

PORTRAIT OF SARAH BERNHARDT
Bronze plate representing the actress’ bust from the side, signed and dated (or numbered) 75
16 x 15.5 cm
An identical work is on view at the following museums :
– Kunsthalle Museum in Bremen, inv. n° 426-1965/3
– Billy Rose Theatre Collection, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Exhibition
“Sarah Bernhardt, the Art of High Drama”, The Jewish Museum, New York, December 2, 2005 to April 2, 2006, ill. p. 48.

Bibliography
Renate Ulmer “Art Nouveau Symbolismus und Jugendstil in Frankreich”, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, ill. page 82, n° 68.

CECILE COMBETTE – LADY BAG, CIRCA 1900

LADY BAG, CIRCA 1900
Supple veal, embossed, patinated and gilded on both sides, decorated with branches, leaves and berries
Inside, doubled with chamois leather, compartments in leather and shot silk containing a small toilet bag in its leather case, mirror, powder compact and tiny purse covered in chamois leather
17 x 26 cm (when closed)

Bibliography
Comparer à des pochettes à peu près identiques reproduites dans l'Art Décoratif aux Expositions des Beaux-Arts, 1901, planches 99 et 100

HECTOR GUIMARD – PAUL PHILIPPON – TRIPLE PICTURE FRAME, 1881-1906

TRIPLE PICTURE FRAME, 1881-1906

Chased and patinated bronze

Signed H. Guimard and dated 1881-1906

30 x 36 cm.

This frame, probably unique, was a special order from the owners of the Raphael Carbonel perfume factory. The three photographs, which can be removed, are printed on copper, and are all signed by Paul Darby. The picture at the bottom is of the town of Vallauris, and the two portraits are most likely the ones of the owners of the company.

JULES PAUL BRATEAU – SMALL CASKET, CIRCA 1900

SMALL CASKET, CIRCA 1900
Pâte d’émail
Signed
5 cm. high; 8 cm. long; 5 cm. wide

The mount attributed to Castel-Cléret (the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts catalogue
of 1910 mentions Brateau objects mounted by the firm of Castel-Cléret).

Bibliography
Janine Bloch-Dermant, Guidargus de la Verrerie, 1988, ill. p. 323

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”.

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

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

FRANCOIS BOCQUET – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Finely chased repoussé silver, with a relief decoration of beetles; the base decorated with lapis lazuli cabochons
Signed underneath
18.7 cm. high

Born in Geneva, François Bocquet studied in Paris under Jean Dampt and as of 1900 was one of the five artists who exhibited at the Galerie des Artistes Modernes under the name “L'Art dans tout”.
A talented engraver he was at ease with producing both silver and copper objects which were either unique or in small edition. He adorned his silver objects with gold and enamel highlights and semi precious stones such as moonstones and lapis lazuli. His motifs are floral enhanced with insects (cicadas, ladybirds, bees).
He soon turns to jewelry and exhibits regularly at the Société Nationale de Beaux-Arts.

PAUL FOLLOT – LA MAISON MODERNE – HAND MIRROR, CIRCA 1902

HAND MIRROR, CIRCA 1902
Gilt and chased copper with turquoise cabochon
Signed
28 cm. long

Bibliography
Der Modern Stil, Julius Hoffmann junior, A Guérinet, Librairie d'Art Décoratif, volume 4, ill. pl. 76, n.4
Documents sur l'Art Industriel au XXème siècle, édition de La Maison Moderne, Paris, Objets en métal, ill.p. 21, ref. 1072-1
Léopold Diego Sanchez, Paul Follot: un artiste décorateur parisien, AAM Editions, 2020, ill. p. 32

FRENCH – CHAMPAGNE GLASS, CIRCA 1900

CHAMPAGNE GLASS, CIRCA 1900
Silver and clear glass with a design of foliage
With French Minerva mark and bearing the inscription:
A . F .
20 Octobre 1826
20 Octobre 1906
12 cm. high
9.5 cm. diameter

HENRI HUSSON – ADRIEN-AURELIEN HEBRARD – “SENECON” VASE, CIRCA 1900

“SENECON” VASE, CIRCA 1900
Bronze and silver, vegetal shape with an applied insect
Signed H. Husson and A. HEBRARD PARIS and bearing the mark H h in a square
18 cm. high

Exhibition
Exhibition of fifty original works by H. Husson, Galerie A.-A. Hébrard, 8, rue Royale, Paris, number 44

Bibliography
Dominique Forest, Marie-Cécile Forest, La Dinanderie Française 1900-1950, les éditions de l’amateur, Paris, 1995, ill. p. 8

LA MAISON MODERNE – HAND MIRROR, CIRCA 1900

HAND MIRROR, CIRCA 1900
Silver
With French Minerva mark
23.5 cm. long

Design probably attributed or in the style of Henry Van de Velde for La maison Moderne

The mirror was made for the German restaurant Konss, designed by the German architect and urban planner Bruno Möhring (1863-1929). On Boulevard des Italiens in Paris, it’s interior decoration was commissioned to La Maison Moderne in 1901. The hand mirror was probably part of a set for the dressing rooms.

RENE LALIQUE – “HUIT NAIADES” CIRE-PERDUE, CIRCA 1895-1900

“HUIT NAIADES” CIRE-PERDUE, CIRCA 1895-1900
Silver
Signed LALIQUE
6 cm. high
16 cm. long
16 cm. wide

Bibliography
For the motif in ivory on a jewel by René Lalique, see the Lalique sale, Sotheby’s New York, 1 December 1995
A centerpiece with a similar motif in silver was donated by Mr and Mrs Gillion Crowet to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, in 2006. See Michel Draguet, l’Art Nouveau Retrouvé, Skira/Seuil, Milan, 1999 , p. 85

HENRI HAMM – BOX, CIRCA 1906-1908

BOX, CIRCA 1906-1908
Carved ebony; the lid in carved horn with a stylized decor of a flower
10.5 cm in diameter

Bibliography
Comparer à un exemplaire similaire acquis au Salon d'Automne de 1907 pour le Musée du Luxembourg ; dépôt du Musée National d'Art Moderne au Musée d'Orsay, 1977. Inv. n° DO 1977-17.

Egalement une autre bonbonnière repr. dans Art et Décoration, 1907, vol. I, p. 96.

EDGAR WILLIAM BRANDT – ANDO JUBEI – VASE, CIRCA 1904

VASE, CIRCA 1904
Copper decorated with white and yellow cloisonné enamelled daisies on a green background
Silver mount by Edgar Brandt
Bearing the monogram of Ando Jubei
13 cm. high

Jubei’s cloisonné enamels are in the collections of the Victoria and Albert and the Walters Art museums

Bibliography
Robert de Souza, Oeuvres diverses d’Edgar Brandt, L’Art Décoratif, 1904, vol. II, p. 145 for a similar design

ISODORE DE RUDDER – H. LUPPENS & CIE (Foundry) – “TETE DE MEDUSE”, CIRCA 1900

“TETE DE MEDUSE”, CIRCA 1900
Bronze with a dark brown patina
The base in marble
Signed i. de Rudder and H. Leppens & Cie
50 cm. high

Bibliography
De fait cette tête de Méduse date de 1899, et provient d’un projet de groupe monumental intitulé Persée et Méduse dont vous trouverez une reproduction d’atelier ci-jointe. Le groupe a été
détruit dans un accident du camion qui le transportait au retour d’une exposition. Seule la tête a
été reproduite, mais j’ignore le nombre de tirage fait par la fonderie Luppens. (Courrier reçu le
26 octobre 2019 de Monsieur Alain Gondoin, arrière petit-fils de l’artiste)

Provenance
Symbolism & The Poetic Vision, Sotheby’s London, 12th November 2008, lot 213

HENRI HUSSON – “SENECON” VASE, 1905

“SENECON” VASE, 1905
Repoussé copper with silver inlays decoration; applied with a branch and foliage in chased silver
Engraved signature under the base and bearing the monogram of the artist
16 cm. high

Exhibition
Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1905, ill. p. 61, n. 2337 in the exhibition catalogue
Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, 22 October 1976-30 January 1977, Ein Dokument deutscher Kunst – Darstadt 1901-1976, n. 250

LUCIEN BONVALLET – ANTOINE-ERNEST CARDEILHAC – “CHARDONS” TEA, COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE SERVICE, CIRCA 1895

“CHARDONS” TEA, COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE SERVICE, CIRCA 1895
Comprising coffee pot, teapot, cream jug, chocolate whisk, sugar bowl and cover, and sugar tongs
in silver ; samovar, burner, and tray in silver-plated metal ; the handles in stained ivory
Each marked CARDEILHAC PARIS, with Minerva and silversmith marks
The samovar: 38 cm. high
The tray: 67.3 cm. wide

Bibliography
Dedo Von Kerssenbrock-Krosigt, Modern Art of Metalwork – Bröhan Museum,
Berlin, 2001, p. 385 (chocolate pot with mistletoe design illustrated)

Between 1894 and 1899, Lucien Bonvallet designed several silverware pieces intended
for the Exposition Universelle of 1900, all decorated with a vegetal pattern such as thistles,
columbines, mistletoe, clovers, etc.
These models were exhibited on the occasion of a retrospective dedicated to Lucien Bonvallet
in January and February 1913, at the Pavillon de Marsan, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

HENRI HUSSON – PENCIL BOX, CIRCA 1905

PENCIL BOX, CIRCA 1905
Hammered, wrought and engraved copper, gold and silver inlays; decorated in relief with an applied insect on an engraved background of leaves
Signed h husson
21.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm.

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

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

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

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

EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE RELIGIOUS ALTARPIECE, CIRCA 1902-1910

EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE RELIGIOUS ALTARPIECE, CIRCA 1902-1910
Koloman Moser (attributed to).

Featuring a temple with the Christ on the cross and two angels in marquetry of macassar ebony,
incrustation of mother-of-pearl, copper and ivory
The lower part is represented by a pattern design of cubes in marquetry
Inscribed IHS (iota-eta-sigma) or (Iesus Hominum Salvator)
55 cm. high
36 cm. wide
25.5 cm. deep

Probably executed by Koloman Moser for one of the many churches designed and built by himself
between 1902 and 1910. We can unmistakably combine the design and technique of marquetry
which combines the inlaying of ivory, copper, mother-of-pearl and exotic wood with the secretary
made in 1902 by Koloman Moser at Charlottenlund Castle near Stockholm
The stylization of the letters IHS corresponds to the work and research on the lettering and
words that occupied Koloman Moser throughout his career

LOUIS HESTAUX – CARVED WOODEN TRAY, CIRCA 1900

CARVED WOODEN TRAY, CIRCA 1900
Representing a lyre player and a singer or a
poetess on a crescent moon and an undergrowth background
The back is carved with a decor of bird and branches
Bears an old label and numbered 18, signed lower left L. Hestaux
33 x 16.5 x 2 cm.

Acquired directly from the family in May 2008

LOUIS MATHEY – PURSE CLASP AND CHAIN, 1913

PURSE CLASP AND CHAIN, 1913
Chased silver; patinated and applied with a decor of leaves
Signed Louis Mathey, with silversmith mark LM (cat)

Exhibition
Salon de la Société des artistes français, Paris 1913

Bibliography
The Paris Salons, 1895-1914, Jewelry, vol. II, p. 107

JANVIER QUERCIA – J. PINTO – UMBRELLA HANDLE, CIRCA 1900

UMBRELLA HANDLE, CIRCA 1900
Silver gilt representing the dancer Loie Fuller
With silversmith and French Minerva marks
13 cm. long

Bibliography
A similar object, with 8 pegs and its original box of Bel Frères in Marseille, attributed to
“J. Pinto, France” was sold on April 24, 1971 to Parke-Bernet Galleries New York
Important Art New Jewelry & Objects of Virtue, Lot N.14

JULES PAUL BRATEAU – PEWTER BEAKERS AND PLATES, CIRCA 1900

PEWTER BEAKERS AND PLATES, CIRCA 1900
Beaker in chased pewter, decorated with ivy branches
Signed; inscribed: Lo puede lo que quiere (We can what we want). Model of 1887
11 cm. high

Bibliography
Similar example is part of the collections of the Musée d’Orsay, inv. N. DO 1986-79; illustrated in the catalogue
des Arts décoratifs, Musée d’Orsay, p. 43

Beaker in chased pewter, decorated with clovers
Signed; inscibed: numero Deus impare gaudet (God likes the odd number)
17 cm. high

Bibliography
Art et décoration, 1897, vol. II, p. 103
Roger Marx, La Décoration et les Industries d’Art à l’Exposition Universelle de 1900, Paris, Ch. Delagrave, 1901, ill. p. VII

Plate in pewter, decor of leaves and nuts
21 cm. diameter

Exhibition
Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900
Société nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1901

Bibliography
Paul Vitry, L’Orfèvrerie à l’Exposition, Art et Décoration, December 1900, p. 171 : “Contentons-nous de signaler ses plats
exposés pour la première fois cette année: celui aux chrysanthèmes et celui aux noisettes, ainsi qu’une petite pendule
et un service à bière…”
La Revue de la bijouterie, joaillerie, orfèvrerie, November 1901, ill. p. 245
L’Art décoratif aux Salons de 1901, librairie d’Art décoratif, Armand Guérinet éditeur, pl. 87
Vever Henri, La bijouterie française au XIXème siècle, Vol. 3, p. 468

Plate in pewter; decorated with chrysanthemums
30 cm. diameter

Exhibition
Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900
Société nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1901

Bibliography
Paul Vitry, L’Orfèvrerie à l’Exposition, Art et Décoration, December 1900, p. 171 : “Contentons-nous de signaler ses plats
exposés pour la première fois cette année : celui aux chrysanthèmes et celui aux noisettes, ainsi qu’une petite pendule
et un service à bière…”
La revue des arts décoratifs, 1901, p. 281
Revue de la bijouterie, joiaillerie, orfèvrerie, November 1901, ill. p. 245

HENRI JACOBS – BALUSTER VASE, CIRCA 1900

BALUSTER VASE, CIRCA 1900
Bronze with a black patina and decorated with a woman’s mask on one side and a mask of a
bearded man on the other side
Signed, with foundry mark H. LUPPENS & Cie / Bronzes d’Art / BRUXELLES
48 cm. high

MAURICE CHARPENTIER-MIO – A BRONZE BAS-RELIEF, 1919

A BRONZE BAS-RELIEF, 1919
Featuring five poses of the dancer Anna Pavlova in Rondino
Bearing the monogram of the artist, dated 1919 and numbered 1
Bearing an old label at the back: Croquis de gestes dancés / Anna Pavlova dans Rondino / de Beethoven-Kzcissler
11 x 29 cm.

EMILE ROBERT – PLANT STAND, CIRCA 1900

PLANT STAND, CIRCA 1900
Wrought iron
69 cm. high
92 cm. wide

The vase is sold separately

Bibliography
Karin Blanc, Ferronnerie en Europe au XXème siècle, éditions Monelle Hayot, 2015, ill. p. 195

ADOLPHE TRUFFIER – ALPHONSE DEBAIN SILVERSMITH – A “SAFRAN” VASE, CIRCA 1900

A “SAFRAN” VASE, CIRCA 1900
Silver gilt and blue enamel
With silversmith marks
21 cm. high

Exhibition
Société des Artistes Français, 1899
Exposition Universelle, 1900

Bibliography
Paul Vitry, L’Orfèvrerie à l’Exposition, Art et Décoration, December 1900, ill. p. 174
L’Orfèvrerie aux Salons de 1901, Revue de la Bijouterie, de la Joaillerie et de l’Orfèvrerie, August 1901, ill. p. 130

FRANCOIS BOCQUET – VASE, CIRCA 1905

VASE, CIRCA 1905
Repoussé copper with brown patina
Signed underneath and bearing the inscription Edité par l’auteur à dix exemplaires numérotés. N°1
12 cm. high
16.4 cm. diameter

Exhibition
Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1905

Bibliography
Art et Décoration, August 1905, ill. p. 47
La Décoration Moderne, XIIIème année, ill. pl. 102

LUCIEN BONVALLET – ANTOINE-ERNEST CARDEILHAC – CHOCOLATE JUG, CIRCA 1900

CHOCOLATE JUG, CIRCA 1900
Silver, vermeil, green stained ivory
The handle in stained ivory
Signed
21 cm. high

Between 1894 and 1899, Lucien Bonvallet designed several silverware pieces intended
for the Exposition Universelle of 1900, all decorated with a vegetal pattern such as thistles,
columbines, mistletoe, clovers, etc.
These models were exhibited on the occasion of a retrospective dedicated to Lucien Bonvallet
in January and February 1913, at the Pavillon de Marsan, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Bibliography
Art et Décoration, December 1900, p. 163: illustration of a chocolate jug with a different design
L’Art français moderne, January 1916, p. 30
Maurice Rheims, L’Objet 1900, Arts et métiers graphiques, Paris, 1964, identical model decorated with clovers,
red stained ivory, ill. p. 96 , ill. n° 58
Tony Bouilhet, L’Orfèvrerie française au XXème siècle, Émile-Paul frères edition, Paris, (thistles model)
Annelies Krekel-Aalberse, Argenterie Art Nouveau et Art Déco, les éditions de l’amateur, Paris, 1990, ill. p. 79, n. 55 (thistles model)

EDGAR BRANDT – LETTER OPENER, CIRCA 1904

LETTER OPENER, CIRCA 1904
Chased silver
Signed
21.6 cm. long

Bibliography
Similar model illustrated:
L’Art Décoratif, 1904, vol. XII, p. 150
La Décoration Moderne, 13ème année, 1905-1906, pl. 2
Documents de Décoration Moderne – Ferronnerie, pl. 30

MAURICE BOUVAL – COLIN & CIE – SEAL, 1904

SEAL, 1904
Patinated gilt bronze
Signed, bearing the foundry mark
The base in onyx
13.5 cm. high

Exhibition
Société des Artistes Français, 1904

Bibliography
L’Art Décoratif aux Expositions des Beaux-Arts, Armand Guérinet éditeur, 1904, ill. pl. 184-185

JULES BAINE – PURSE, CIRCA 1907

PURSE, CIRCA 1907
Buckskin; the mount and clasp in repoussé silver decorated with flowers
The mount signed BAINE and with silversmith mark ES
17 cm. long

Exhibition
Salon d’Automne, 1907

Bibliography
Art et Décoration, November 1907, ill. p. 151

MATHIEU GALLEREY – PLATE, CIRCA 1906

PLATE, CIRCA 1906
Gilt bronze, decorated with eucalyptus leaves
Signed GALLEREY A PARIS, marked with the artist’s monogram
26.3 cm. high

Identical model in copper at the musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris

Bibliography
Dominique Foret, Marie-Cécile Forest La Dinanderie française 1900-1950 , Les éditions de l’amateur,
1995, example in copper ill. p. 187

GEORGES FOUQUET – CHARLES DESROSIERS – PURSE MOUNT, CIRCA 1902

PURSE MOUNT, CIRCA 1902
Silver, decorated with two fantastic animals, their heads facing each other
and holding a ball in their open mouth
Signed G. FOUQUET PARIS
10.5 cm. high
15.2 cm. long

Bibliography
Les Fouquets, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 1983, p. 100
L’Art décoratif, September 1902, ill. p. 254

PIEL FRERES – GABRIEL STALIN – “LES HEURES DE LA VIE” BELT, 1900

“LES HEURES DE LA VIE” BELT, 1900
Silvered bronze
88 cm. long

Exhibition
Exposition Universelle, Paris 1900, group XV, class 25
1900, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 14 March-26 June 2000, ill. p. 258, n. 264

Bibliography
La Bijouterie à l’Exposition de 1900, Revue de la Bijouterie, de la Joaillerie et de l’Orfèvrerie,
June 1901, ill. p. 67

HENRI EDMOND BECKER – LEBLANC-BARBEDIENNE – IMPORTANT CARTEL CLOCK, CIRCA 1900

IMPORTANT CARTEL CLOCK, CIRCA 1900
Gilt and chased bronze; the medallions bearing the names of the four seasons
Signed E. Becker, F. Barbedienne, marked FUGIT IRREPARABILE TEMPUS
90 cm. high

Exhibition
Exposition Universelle, 1900

Bibliography
Les Industries d’Art à l’Exposition Universelle de 1900, from Victor Champier, published by la Revue des Arts Décoratifs, Paris 1902

HENRI EDMOND BECKER – SARAH BERNHARDT IN “GISMONDA”, CIRCA 1900

SARAH BERNHARDT IN “GISMONDA”, CIRCA 1900
Carved gilt bronze medallion, light relief
Stamped with the monogram of the artist
Based on the etching of Théobald CHARTRAN, engraved by Adolphe LAMOTTE
21.3 x 15.3 cm.

This model was also made as a gild bronze medal (3.5 x 2.2 cm.) with the following inscription
on the back: Becker according Chartran and FIX. Fix was the name used by the jeweler Savard

LUCIEN BONVALLET – ANTOINE-ERNEST CARDEILHAC – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Silver
Marked CARDEILHAC PARIS with the letter A, with silversmith’s mark and french Minerva mark
18.5 cm. high

Between 1894 and 1899, Lucien Bonvallet designed several silverware pieces intended
for the Exposition Universelle of 1900, all decorated with a vegetal pattern such as thistles,
columbines, mistletoe, clovers, etc.
These models were exhibited on the occasion of a retrospective dedicated to Lucien Bonvallet
in january and february 1913, at the Pavillon de Marsan, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris